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Rangers | Alexi Ogando a work in progress

Texas Rangers SP Alexi Ogando continues to improve as he makes the transition to a starting pitcher this spring. His starts this spring have been a mixed bag, and his struggles with command have been his biggest problem. "He is still trying to find command of his fastball, but then in the fourth and fifth innings he started getting better with it," manager Ron Washington said. "He's progressing. Those fourth and fifth innings he starting spotting the fastball the way he could. There's two pitches I know he'd like back. Other than that, I thought he did a good job." Ogando gave up four runs (three earned) and five hits while walking two and striking out three in five innings Tuesday, March 19. He has a 4.17 ERA with a team-high 13 strikeouts in 15 1/3 innings.

Fantasy Tip: These are the kind of growing pains you should expect with a pitcher that has seen his role change back and forth the past several seasons. He has the makeup and skills to successfully pull this off and become a high-K starter.

2013-03-19 16:48:48 | Source: - Ron Matejko

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