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Rangers | Alexi Ogando not assured rotation spot

Texas Rangers SP Alexi Ogando could wind up earning the long-relief role out of the bullpen, because he isn't doing much to secure a starting rotation job this spring. He allowed five runs in three innings Tuesday, March 18, and has given up 11 runs in 6 1/3 spring frames in his last two starts. Manager Ron Washington has said he wants to see Ogando earn his spot, and his recent performances haven't helped him to do that. Other options for the final three spots in the rotation include Ps Colby Lewis, Tanner Scheppers, Tommy Hanson, Joe Saunders and Robbie Ross. Ogando remains a leading candidate for one of the spots, but he's no longer a lock.

Fantasy Tip: Ogando is a risky selection for your pitching staff in mixed leagues because of his durability concerns, inconsistent control and now this. There are plenty of other arms in the late rounds that have more promise than Ogando.

2014-03-19 10:26:52 | Source: MLB.com - T.R. Sullivan

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