Rangers righty Alexi Ogando joins AL All-Stars
Texas Rangers right-hander Alexi Ogando was named to the AL
All-Star team by Major League Baseball on Sunday as a replacement
for New York Yankees left-hander C.C. Sabathia.
Sabathia had been the replacement for Tampa Bay’s James Shields,
but Sabathia and Shields both pitched on Sunday, and Ogando was
next on the players’ ballot.
Ogando, a converted reliever, is 9-3 with a 2.92 ERA in 17
starts for Texas this season and will be making his first All-Star
Ogando becomes the fifth Ranger who’ll participate in Tuesday
night’s game in Phoenix, joining outfielder Josh Hamilton, third
baseman Adrian Beltre, left-hander C.J. Wilson and designated
hitter Michael Young.