Alexi Ogando returns to the Texas Rangers rotation tonight after his second stint on the disabled list. The right shoulder inflammation that sidelined him for the past six-plus weeks is gone, although don't expect him to throw more than 100 pitches.
The two-hole in the lineup, meanwhile, continues to shuffle. Jurickson Profar is in that spot tonight, after Mitch Moreland and David Murphy were there the previous two nights.
Texas vs. RHP Phil Hughes: 1. Ian Kinsler, 2b; 2. Jurickson Profar, 3b; 3. Nelson Cruz, rf; 4. Adrian Beltre, dh; 5. A.J. Pierzynski, c; 6. Elvis Andrus, ss; 7. Mitch Moreland, 1b; 8. Craig Gentry, cf; 9. Engel Beltre, lf.
New York vs. RHP Alexi Ogando: 1. Brett Gardner, cf; 2. Ichiro Suzuki, rf; 3. Robinson Cano, 2b; 4. Lyle Overbay, 1b; 5. Vernon Wells, dh; 6. Eduardo Nunez, ss; 7. Brent Lillibridge, 3b; 8. Melky Mesa, lf; 9. Austin Romine, c.