Ogando Gets Good Health Report

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The Texas Rangers have had more than their fair share of bad injury news this year.

Season-ending surgeries to Martin Perez, Matt Harrison, Mitch Moreland, Prince Fielder and word of Tanner Scheppers now being out for the season. Other surgeries to guys like Derek Holland, Kevin Kouzmanoff and then just a big load of injuries.

One that was of particular scare was Alexi Ogando, who went on the disabled list on June 4 for the fourth time since the beginning of last season after going back and forth from starting rotation to bullpen.

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On Wednesday, the Rangers got a positive medical report for once, as it was determined by renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews said Ogando has elbow inflammation, but no structural damage, which confirmed the initial diagnosis of team physician Dr. Keith Meister.

Rangers GM Jon Daniels told reporters Ogando was recommended rest for three more weeks and then will be examined again. If that goes well, Ogando could start a throwing program and could possibly return to the mound this year.

The Rangers will take it easy with Ogando though. They need him to be the electric reliever he was in 2010 and 2012, and if that means taking the rest of the season off, so be it.

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