Ogando in the rotation
The trade of Matt Treanor to the Royals means:
Alexi Ogando will be in the rotation.
The Rangers will go with eight relievers. They traded Treanor to give them an extra arm in the bullpen to make up for Ogando’s absence.
Mark Lowe and Mason Tobin, the Rule 5 Draft pick, will be in the bullpen.
There is one spot left in the bullpen. It will likely come down to Brett Tomko or Pedro Strop.
Chris Davis will likely start the season at Triple A Round Rock. The Rangers need the extra pitcher.
With Mike Napoli needed as the second catcher, first baseman Mitch Moreland could be seeing more time than expected against left-handed pitching