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Sunday a.m. Rangers things

That was pretty ugly yesterday.

Jeff Wilson's game story talks about Alexi Ogando's struggles of late, although Wilson says that Ogando won't be going back to the bullpen.

Todd Wills' game story is also all about Ogando.

Richard Durrett offers his post-game thoughts on the 14-5 loss.

Gil Lebreton's column is about the Ogando situation, what can, or should, be done in regards to him, and whether the increased innings are already taking their toll.

Nelson Cruz, it turns out, should have been awarded a walk yesterday, when the umpire lost track of the count.

The S-T's notes talk about Elvis Andrus, Yorvit Torrealba, and Joe Wieland.

Andres Blanco will be playing shortstop while Andrus is out, and he hopes to take advantage of the opportunity.

Josh Hamilton's new contact lenses, designed to help him see the ball better in day games, were a big story heading into yesterday's game.  Hamilton went 0 for 3 with 3 strikeouts and ditched them for his last at bat, in which he struck out again.  Hamilton says he won't be wearing the contacts anymore.

On the rehabbing pitchers front, Scott Feldman went 6 innings last night for Round Rock, allowing 5 hits and 0 walks, striking out 5 and allowing 2 runs, while Darren O'Day pitched a scoreless inning.  Feldman and O'Day both look like they could be close to returning to the majors.

And on the trade rumor front, Jon Paul Morosi writes that the Giants are interested in Ranger catcher Yorvit Torrealba, although they are leery of being responsible for his 2012 salary, and the Rangers would be looking for relief pitching in return.  It would be rather fitting if, after the Rangers sent a reliever to San Francisco for their veteran catcher to make room for Buster Posey last season, the Giants sent a reliever to Texas for their veteran catcher to replace the injured Buster Posey this season.