Alexi Ogando looks to be a major fixture in this year's Red Sox bullpen. With Koji Uehara starting the season on the DL, Edward Mujica will assume closer duties for the time being. Junichi Tazawa should man his usual 8th inning man job, giving 7th inning opportunities for the hard-throwing Ogando. (Source: NESN)
Fantasy Impact: Ogando shouldn't be on your fantasy radar yet unless you're in a deep league that also credits points for holds, but with Uehara on the DL Ogando is only another injury away from possible closing opportunities. He's a player to keep an eye on.
Tue, Mar 17th 8:58am EDT
By John Aubin
Alexi Ogando threw a dominant inning in Monday's game against the Mets, WEEI.com reports. He struck out two and induced a popup. "Domination, pretty much. He looked good," said Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan. "Good fastball command and an exceptional slider. Locked guys up and did his thing. It was pretty obvious." Ogando, who gave up runs in his first spring outing, hasn't allowed a run in three straight while striking out five without a walk in four innings. (Source: WEEI)
Fantasy Impact: Alexi Ogando could be an underrated signing this winter by the Red Sox. He is finally healthy and has a chance to show what he is capable of doing before the last two injury plagued years. If closer Koji Uehara loses his job, Ogando could have a shot at winning the role.
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Red Sox are in agreement with free-agent reliever Alexi Ogando on a one-year, major-league contract, pending a physical. (Source: Fox Sports)
Fantasy Impact: Alexi Ogando was quite successful in any role Texas put him into in his first two years including success as a starter with a 13 win season in 2012. The last two years have been filled with injuries and Ogando has not produced like he did his first two years. The Rangers decided not to tender him this offseason which left an opening for the Red Sox to sign him to a one year incentive laden contract. If healthy look for Ogando to provide versatility to the staff.