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November 20, 2006

Two added to Forty

Texas added pitchers A.J. MURRAY and ALEXI OGANDO to the 40-man roster.

Murray is a 19th-round pick from 2000 who spent most of the last three years in the trainer’s room. The Rangers have been very patient with him and must have liked what they saw during his stint in the Arizona Fall League. I’d guess that they start him in AA with a quick promotion to AAA upon quality performance. He’s yet to turn 25.

Texas nabbed Ogando in the 2005 minor-league Rule 5 draft. Like Omar Beltre, he hasn’t pitched in the US since 2004 because of visa problems.

Posted by Lucas at November 20, 2006 08:49 PM