Texas Rangers Injury Update
By Ben Dieter
Mar 18, 2014; Surprise, AZ, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Alexi Ogando (41) leaves the game in the fourth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
So the Texas Rangers injuries continue to pile up. It is becoming hard to keep up with for the average fan or even the average writer or broadcaster. There was even some debate on Alexi Ogando after he came out last night.
Turns out that Alexi Ogando is alright, and I am not sure that is a good thing with the way that he pitched last night. Alexi threw a whole lot of fastballs right down the middle, and even thought I am no scout, I can tell you that’s bad.
Elvis Andrus seems to be worse off than we all imagined when we first heard about it.
He will see Dr. Keith Meister on Friday and will be shut down until at least Monday unless it is more serious, and let’s all hope it is not. I don’t like the Texas Rangers options at short stop behind Elvis, so we all wish Elvis the best.
Mitch Moreland is dealing with tightness in his right oblique muscle and could miss opening day according to Gery Fraley of Sports Day DFW. Moreland does not need this as he is trying to prove his worth to the team and show that he can stay healthy, something he has had problems doing in the past. If he misses opening day, it will be a bad sign for him in my opinion.
Adrian Beltre is still dealing with his strained left quad, but it appears to be something that he would be playing through if we were in the regular season. Beltre’s injury is being described as “soreness”.
Shin-Soo Choo is having pain in his elbow, and is only designated hitter right now while he gets to feeling better.
Geovany Soto and Leonys Martin have also dealt with some pain and spasms this spring training. All I can say about all this is, thank goodness it is only spring training. If the Texas Rangers can heal up, they should have a really prolific offense. I just hope that the regular season version is way less injured.