The Texas Rangers said Tuesday that starting pitcher Alexi Ogando has been dropped to the 15-day disabled list due to inflammation in his throwing shoulder.
The move is retroactive to Aug. 14, the day after his last start. This will be Ogando's third trip to the DL this season and the second for shoulder inflammation.
To replace Ogando on the roster, the team brought up newly aquired LHP Travis Blackley from Triple-A Round Rock.
Blackley, 30, was most recently a member of the Houston Astros and he won't have to wait long to face his former team. Blackley will take the mound Tuesday night in Arlington for game 2 of a three-game set against Texas' other baseball team.
Blackley, a native of Australia, has also played for the A's and Mariners ... so after starting tonight he'll have the unique distinction of having played for four out of the five teams in the AL West.
The Rangers also recalled RHP Matt West from High-A Myrtle Beach and placed him on a 60-day DL to continue rehabbing from Tommy John surgery.