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Rangers place Alexi Ogando on 15-day DL for third time this year

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

For the third time this season, Alexi Ogando has landed on the 15-day DL.
For the third time this season, Alexi Ogando has landed on the 15-day DL. (USATSI)

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Right-hander Alexi Ogando has been placed on the 15-day DL with right shoulder inflammation, the Rangers announced. Lefty Travis Blackley was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock in a related move.

Ogando, 29, has already been on the DL on two other occasions this year. He missed three weeks with biceps tendinitis in late May and more than a month with right shoulder inflammation from early June to mid-July. A groin strain sidelined him for a month last season.

In 15 starts around the injuries, Ogando has gone 5-4 with a 3.47 ERA and 1.31 WHIP in 80 1/3 innings. He has bounced back and forth between the rotation and bullpen in recent years, perhaps contributing to the arm problems.

Blackley, 30, had a 4.89 ERA in 35 relief innings for the Astros earlier this year. Texas acquired him last week, and he was able to make one start for its Triple-A affiliate before being called up.

Right-hander Matt West was transferred to the 60-day DL to clear a 40-man roster spot for Blackley.

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