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Alexi Ogando ready to rejoin rotation

FRISCO, Texas -- Alexi Ogando allowed two unearned runs in six innings in a rehab start for Double-A Frisco on Friday and proclaimed himself ready to rejoin the Texas Rangers rotation. He's expected to do so next week.

Ogando threw 60 pitches in six innings (42 of them strikes) and had just one walk to go along with four strikeouts in a 7-4 win over Tulsa. He threw all of his pitches and even touched 95 mph on the Dr Pepper Ballpark radar gun.

"I probably could have thrown more, but I was conservative," Ogando said through an interpreter. "I got what I wanted out of it. I wanted to attack the zone, and I did."

Ogando will likely make his next start for the Rangers during the club's road trip through Boston and Toronto next week, completing his return after spending the past few weeks on the disabled list with biceps tendinitis. Ogando is 4-2 with a 3.08 ERA in nine starts this season.