Alexi Ogando Headed To DL With Strained Groin

LHP Michael Kirkman has been called up from AAA Round Rock to take Ogando's roster spot

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.

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