Ogando was designated for assignment Sunday, T.J. Zuppe of The Athletic Cleveland reports.
Ogando was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for Melky Cabrera. The 34-year-old right-hander was sent down to Triple-A Columbus on May 8 and was replaced by Oliver Drake.
Ogando was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Tuesday, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports.
The veteran allowed two runs in one inning in a brief stint for Cleveland. Oliver Drake was called up to take his place in the bullpen.
Ogando's contract was selected by the Indians on Friday.
The veteran hurler inked a minor-league deal with Cleveland back in December, but he'll head to the majors to presumably provide some length out of the bullpen. Ogando has acted as a starter in the minors this season, notching a 2.89 ERA in four starts for Columbus, so there's a chance he could make a spot start in the big leagues if need be. To make room for him on the active roster, Adam Plutko was optioned back to Triple-A and Jeff Beliveau was designated for assignment.
Ogando signed a minor-league contract with the Indians on Tuesday, Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports.
Ogando is looking to return to the majors after spending the 2017 season in Korea, working as a starter and posting a 3.93 ERA and 1.32 WHIP in 19 starts (110 innings) for the Hanwha Eagles. He last pitched in the majors with the Braves in 2016, though he struggled with control (23 walks in 32 innings) and wound up getting designated for assignment in the middle of the season. While Ogando hasn't started a game since 2013, when he posted a respectable 3.11 ERA with the Rangers, he's expected to stretch out as a starter during spring training.
Ogando has signed a contract for 2017 to play in South Korea with the Hanwha Eagles, the Yonhap News Agency reports.
Ogando had a 3.94 ERA with the Braves last season, but wasn't able to stay in the majors all season as he had command issues, walking 23 batters in 32 innings, resulting in a 1.72 WHIP.
Ogando opted out of his minor league deal with the Diamondbacks on Wednesday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports.
After being DFA'd by the Braves at the end of June, Ogando signed on with the Diamondbacks but failed to make much of an impact at the Triple-A level, struggling to a 13.50 ERA across six relief appearances. He'll now opt for free agency in hopes of landing in a more opportunistic situation.
Ogando signed a minor league deal with Arizona on Friday, Chris Cotillo of SBNation reports.
Ogando was designated for assignment by the Braves on June 27 and was scooped up by the Diamondbacks during his waiver period. The 32-year-old has had command issues this season, walking 23 batters in 32 innings resulting in a 1.72 WHIP. He'll likely head to Triple-A Reno now and figures to be a call up candidate should Arizona require bullpen depth down the road.
Ogando was designated for assignment Monday.
Ogando was having a decent season, going 2-1 with a 3.94 ERA in 32 innings pitched. However, since the beginning of June the 32-year-old has struggled to get batters out, posting a 6.52 ERA and 1.76 WHIP in 12 appearances. It appears the Braves have had enough and will replace Ogando with 22-year-old Mauricio Cabrera in the bullpen.
Ogando allowed three hits, including a two-run homer in one inning against the Pirates on Monday.
It was the first home run he's yielded this season, but in his last four outings, Ogando has allowed four runs on nine hits over 3.2 innings. His ERA is still a decent 3.63, but his WHIP has ballooned to 1.90. He also has 16 strikeouts and 12 walks in 17.1 innings.
Ogando (1-0) surrendered a hit and a walk over two innings in Friday's 6-3 victory over the Marlins. He also struck out a batter.
The 32-year-old continued his effective work out of the Braves bullpen, with Friday's outing serving as the third of his four appearances in which he's pitched scoreless ball. The veteran right-hander has posted a 1.42 ERA over 6.1 innings in 2016.
Ogando was added to the Braves' roster Saturday.
In camp as an NRI, Ogando enjoyed a strong spring and will likely work in middle relief out of the Atlanta bullpen. Last season, as a member of the Red Sox, Ogando posted a 3.99 ERA, nearly halving his ERA (6.84) from 2014.
Ogando signed a minor league contract with the Braves on Wednesday that includes an invite to the team's spring training, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
Ogando enjoyed a bit of a bounce back with the Red Sox in 2015, cutting his ERA from 2014 (6.84) down to a respectable 3.99 mark. That said, his FIP was alarmingly high at 5.32, which indicates that he could be due for a regression to the mean in 2016. However, he'll have a chance to make the Braves' Opening Day roster if he can put together a solid spring training.
Ogando elected free agency after being outrighted off the 40-man roster Friday, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.
Ogando had a mostly successful season in Boston, working to a 3.99 ERA with 53 strikeouts in 65.1 innings, but it apparently wasn't enough to convince the Red Sox to keep him on the roster. He should be able to find a role in the middle of a bullpen wherever he lands.
Red Sox reliever Alexi Ogando retired the only batter he faced, ending the ninth inning and stranding two batters in Friday's extra-inning win over Tampa.
Ogando earned the win, his first since April 24, and improved to 2-0 on the season. He hasn't allowed a run in his last nine outings.
The 100-mile-an-hour fastball that defined Red Sox right-hander Alexi Ogando when he pitched for the Rangers a few years ago is gone, but he is still throwing in the mid-90s and he's happy with that.
So are the Sox, for whom Ogando has six strikeouts in six innings and has been a gem in the seventh-inning setup role.
"It's nice that it's up there," Ogando told the Boston Herald about his velocity. "It's one of those things that gradually works its way up there."
Ogando has yielded just one hit in 3 1/3 scoreless innings over his last three outings, striking out four along the way.
Red Sox manager John Farrell appears to be less sold closer Koji Uehara's status for Opening Day then he did a week ago when his closer suffered a left hamstring strain, according to MLB.com.
"I think with each passing day he's not in a game, there's growing concern, concern in the sense, 'Will he be ready for April 6?' And we're just working through that," said Farrell.
Uehara could throw a bullpen session at some point this week, but it appears as if the Red Sox are taking a cautious approach with their right-handed reliever. Edward Mujica and Alexi Ogando are candidates to fill in for Uehara in the ninth while he remains sidelined.
Red Sox manager John Farrell indicated Tuesday that relief pitcher Alexi Ogando could be a weapon against tough right-handed hitters with the use of his slider and fastball, MLB.com reports.
"Ogando's breaking ball and his ability to throw down and away and attack really good right-handed hitters, he sets himself apart from the guys in our bullpen," Farrell said.
Ogando signed with the Red Sox this season on a one-year deal for $1.5 million, plus incentives, and he wasted no time impressing his new team.
"I've felt he has a chance to impact our team as much as anyone coming out of spring training, and that view hasn't changed," Farrell said Tuesday.
Ogando has surrendered two earned runs in four innings this spring but has racked up five strikeouts while not walking a batter. He's looking to bounce back from his last season with the Rangers, in which he went 2-3 with a 6.84 ERA in 25 innings.
Red Sox reliever Alexi Ogando had a second straight scoreless outing Thursday against the Pirates, lowering his ERA to 6.00. Ogando has allowed one hit over his last two innings after allowing two runs on two hits in his first spring outing March 5.
“It’s been very good,” Farrell said Ogando's progress, per WEEI.com. “If we get him to previous levels, or close to previous levels, in terms of arm strengths, production and get him through spring training healthy, it could be one of the keys to our camp. What he means to our bullpen? The ability to attack quality right-handed hitters that our division is going to present. He has a chance to make a huge impact on this team.”
The Red Sox have agreed to a deal with pitcher Alexi Ogando, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. It is a one-year, $1.5 million contract, which includes $1.5 million in bonuses, according to USA Today.
Ogando has been a free agent since being non-tendered by the Rangers in December. Ogando made just 27 relief appearances in 2014 due to an elbow injury. He went 2-3 with a 6.84 ERA.
Ogando, who was an All-Star in 2011, also has experience starting at the major-league level, going 19-12 with a 3.40 ERA in 48 career starts.
While several teams were on hand in Tampa to witness former Rangers pitcher Alexi Ogando's throwing session last week, the Tigers were not one of those teams, sources told MLB.com.
Ogando is coming off a shaky campaign in 2014, going 2-3 with a career-worst 6.84 ERA in 27 relief outings for Texas. He was non-tendered in December, making him a free agent.
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