Worth noting

Worth noting

• The Rangers optioned pitcher Joseph Ortiz back to Triple-A Round Rock before Saturday's game to make room for Martin Perez. He made two appearances since being recalled on Tuesday.

• Cotts has four relief wins in June. The club record for wins by a reliever in any month is five by Danny Darwin in June, 1980. He has four of the Rangers' last eight wins.

• Alexi Ogando, who is on the disabled list with inflammation in his right shoulder, is hoping to throw off a mound on Sunday. It would be his first time off the mound since going on the disabled list on June 5.

• Jeff Baker, on the disabled list with inflammation with a strained ligament in his right thumb, is still waiting for the swelling to go down before he gets started with baseball activities again.

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.