ARLINGTON -- Rangers pitcher Alexi Ogando had an MRI on his strained right groin Monday, but a decision on whether or not to place him on the disabled list will not be made until as early as Tuesday.
Ogando sustained the injury while beating out a bunt single in the fourth inning of the Rangers' 5-0 win over the Giants on Sunday. The right-hander, making his first start of the season, had thrown three scoreless innings until that point, retiring all nine batters he faced. Ogando, a 13-game winner and All-Star starter last season, was replacing Derek Holland in the rotation after Holland was placed on the 15-day DL with left shoulder fatigue.
Team physician Dr. Keith Meister was out of town while Ogando had the MRI and will not be able to evaluate it in time for the Rangers to make a decision on Monday.
If Ogando does land on the DL, he will become the third Rangers pitcher to do so in the last four weeks. Before Neftali Feliz went on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation May 21, the Rangers had not made a roster move. Holland, who was also suffering from a stomach illness, joined Feliz on the DL last Thursday.
Nelson Cruz also missed Sunday's game after hurting his right Achilles tendon Saturday.