9:12 AM EDT, Fri March 27, 2015
Boston Herald Mar 26, 2015

Red Sox Notebook: Alexi Ogando close to form of old

FORT MYERS — By virtue of his success two years ago for the St. Louis Cardinals, Edward Mujica will get the first crack at closing games for the Red Sox if Koji Uehara starts the season on the disabled list.But don’t be surprised to see Alexi Ogando in the ninth inning, too.Ogando has been among the most impressive pitchers in camp, striking out 5-of-15 batters in four Grapefruit League appearances and exhibiting the velocity he showed before injuring his elbow last season with the Texas Rangers.

Alexi Ogando shows encouraging signs

BRADENTON, Fla. -- When a pitcher goes on the disabled list three times in one season with shoulder issues and follows that by missing nearly four months of the following season with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow, there’s a compelling argument to be made that he’s pitching on borrowed time. It would be wise to remember that caveat in any discussion involving Alexi Ogando, the right-handed pitcher who was signed to a one-year, $1.

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