ARLINGTON, Texas -- Alexi Ogando is on track to make his next scheduled start Friday to open the homestand against Florida. That's the plan for now, anyway.
"Right now it looks like he's going to get his next start," manager Ron Washington said. "After that, things may change."
Skipping a turn in the rotation or getting an extra day's rest could be in the cards for Ogando, who struggled through his third consecutive poor outing Saturday. The righty was roughed up for eight hits, six runs (three earned) in three innings in the 14-5 loss to the Mets. Ogando is 0-3 with a 9.31 ERA in his last three starts, throwing a combined 9 2/3 innings.
Washington said moving Ogando (7-3, 2.87 ERA) to the bullpen wasn't under consideration. Ogando thrived in a setup role last season, and the Rangers do have several former starters progressing in their rehab, including Tommy Hunter and Scott Feldman.
The plan remains to keep Ogando starting every fifth day, with a possible adjustment in the near future. Washington wants to discuss the options with his staff before making a definitive decision.
"We've got some days to come together on something," Washington said. "It's not anything we have to jump into right now."