As we all expected, Alexi Ogando’s career with the Rangers is kaput. The right-hander and former All-Star signed a free-agent contract over the weekend with the Red Sox.
Once a primo starter and also a snappy set-up man for closer Neftali Feliz in Arlington, the 31-year-old Ogando now goes to Boston on a one-year contract worth $1.5 million. Though going only 2-3 with a 6.84 ERA out of the Rangers’ bullpen last year, Ogando was considered one of the top arms in Spring Training.
With the Red Sox he’ll be reunited with former Rangers teammate Mike Napoli off the 2011 squad that almost won the World Series.
A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He currently lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.