7:34 PM EDT, Sun July 05, 2015
Boston Herald Jul 1, 2015
Alexi Ogando proves to be great relief for Red Sox

Alexi Ogando proves to be great relief for Red Sox

TORONTO — Alexi Ogando wasn’t credited with a save last night, but he might just be the saving grace of the Red Sox’ offseason.While general manager Ben Cherington has been skewered for the underperformance of several of last winter’s highest-profile acquisitions — Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval, Rick Porcello and Justin Masterson, in particular — he deserves credit for Ogando, who emerged as a trusted member of the bullpen.Ogando is taking on an even greater role this week.

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