Arlington, Tx (Texas Rangers Media Release) — The Texas Rangers today announced that right-handed pitcher Alexi Ogando has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 6, with right shoulder inflammation.
To replace Ogando, the Rangers have recalled right-handed pitcher Josh Lindblom (#25) from Triple-A Round Rock of the Pacific Coast League. Lindblom is in uniform for Sunday’s game in Toronto and is the probable starter for Monday’s game versus Cleveland if he is not used in relief today.
The Texas Rangers today also announced the following roster moves:
Placed LHP Michael Kirkman on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Friday
Purchased the contract of RHP Kyle McClellan (#37) from Triple-A Round Rock
Transferred RHP Joakim Soria from the 15 to the 60-day disabled list to make room for McClellan on 40-man roster
Kirkman has a recurrence of a cutaneous lymphoma located in the area of his right triceps. He is expected to begin treatment shortly and will be able to participate in baseball activities during this time. A complete recovery is anticipated, but there is no timetable for his return.