Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Sox And Dodgers Are "Agressive" On Ogando

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Back in early December, we suggested that the Red Sox take a serious look at former Texas reliever Alexi Ogando. Last year, the 6'4" Dominican righty pitched just 25 innings and was pretty bad (6.84 ERA), but he was hampered by a serious sprain of the UCL in his right elbow. Had the Rangers signed him, he would have made just $2.6 million. Ogando—in his rookie year—posted a ridiculous 1.30 ERA out of the bullpen. The next season he became an All-Star starter (13-9, 3.51 ERA in 2011). Now, Hall Of Fame baseball writer Peter Gammons reports that—after positive workouts—both the Red Sox and Dodgers are "aggressive" on OgandoJohn Farrell might be the right guy to reclaim his glory.