"He has been throwing the ball well," manager Ron Washington said. "Maybe we can get three or four innings out of him. We're going to give him a chance to do it."
Ogando is 5-4 with a 3.47 ERA in 15 starts. He has been on the DL three times this season -- the last time for inflammation in his right shoulder -- but the Rangers believe he is finally healthy.
"Now he has freedom, and his arm is working better," Washington said. "He doesn't feel discomfort. His velocity is up, and he's even got more bite on his slider. It's not spinning, it's snapping."
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