Boston, Massachusetts - The Texas Rangers today announced that right-handed pitcher Alexi Ogando has been activated from the 15-day disabled list and will start tonight's game versus the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.
To make room for Ogando, left-handed pitcher Joseph Ortiz has been optioned to Triple-A Round Rock.
Ogando will be making his first appearance for the Rangers since winning in Oakland on May 15 (6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R-ER, 1 BB, 3 SO). He was placed on the disabled list the following day with right biceps tendinitis. Ogando defeated Tulsa in a rehab start for Double-A Frisco on May 31 (6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO, 60 pitches). For the season, the right-hander is 4-2 with a 3.08 ERA in 9 starts for Texas.
Ortiz is 2-1 with a 5.13 ERA in 20 relief appearances for the Rangers, his first major league action. He has spent the entire season to date with the club. Ortiz has an 8.59 ERA (14 ER/14.2 IP) over his last 13 games to raise his season ERA from 0.77.