Rangers put Alexi Ogando on DL
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He will have an MRI on Thursday night.
Ogando, who took a no-hitter into the sixth inning of Wednesday's start in Oakland, complained during the outing of the soreness. He went six innings and allowed two earned runs in a 6-2 victory.
Rangers manager Ron Washington said that Ogando's injury is minor, and if he was still pitching in the bullpen, where he spent last season, it probably wouldn't be an issue.
"It's nothing," Washington said. "This could be workload."
Ogando has made nine starts this season, going 4-2 with a 3.08 ERA. Ogando pitched in 58 games last season, all but one of them in relief. He's at 49 2/3 innings this season after going 66 innings in 2012. He spent five weeks on the disabled list last season with a right groin strain.
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Ogando had been feeling the discomfort for the last two or three starts and complained about for the first time Thursday. He's been throwing his fastball less this season.
Right-hander Cory Burns was called up Thursday from Triple-A Round Rock and was slated to be in the bullpen for the series opener against Detroit. Right-hander Josh Lindblom, who is also with Triple-A Round Rock, will make Monday's start against Oakland in place of Ogando.
Lindblom is 4-0 with a 2.08 ERA for eight games (seven starts) for the Express. Burns had a 1.08 ERA and eight saves for the Express.