Alexi Ogando won't pitch in WBC

Updated: January 17, 2013, 6:05 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPN Dallas

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Pitcher Alexi Ogando is on the preliminary roster for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic, but he has informed the Texas Rangers that he won't participate.

Ogando told general manager Jon Daniels that he wanted to focus on being a starter, so his plan was to be with the Rangers the entire spring.

The 29-year-old was moved from the bullpen to the rotation this offseason and will be making that transition before slotting in as a starter in 2013. ...

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