Alexi Ogando placed on DL

Updated: June 12, 2012, 4:05 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

Texas Rangers right-hander Alexi Ogando has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right groin, the team announced Tuesday.

Left-hander Michael Kirkman has been recalled and could be a candidate to start in Ogando's place Saturday against the Houston Astros.

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Ogando likely won't get back on a big league mound for four to six weeks.

"It was a little more significant than we expected to see," Daniels said.

Ogando, 28, ...

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