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. Ogando made the 2011 All-Star team as a starter, starting the season 7-0 with a 2.10 ERA in his first 12 starts. He ended up in the bullpen during the 2011 postseason and pitched well. He was 2-0 with a 3.27 ERA in 66 innings, most of them in relief.