The Texas Rangers announced Tuesday that Alexi Ogando will head the the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to Monday) with a right groin strain, a day after Ogando underwent an MRI. The right-hander suffered the injury as he tried to leg out a bunt in the top of the fourth in the Rangers’ 5-0 victory over the Giants in San Francisco on Sunday.
Texas recalled lefty Michael Kirkman from Triple-A Round Rock in order to take Ogando’s spot on the 25-man roster, but it’s unclear at this point who will take Ogando’s next scheduled start, against Houston this Saturday.
The announcement comes as the latest in a wave of bad news for an injury-hampered Rangers’ staff. Derek Holland went on the DL last week with shoulder fatigue, after a stomach virus caused him to lose around 15 pounds in a little over a week, and Neftali Feliz is likely down until the All-Star break with an elbow issue.
Replacing Holland and Feliz on the active roster are Tanner Scheppers and Yoshinori Tateyama, respectively.