Are you ready for more NL West baseball? At least this time older, fatter players are allowed to hit for the weakling pitchers. American League baseball... More like Arcade League baseball if you ask me.
First things first, Gerry Fraley gives us an update on Alexi Ogando. The news is there's no news as Ogando's results haven't been read by the team physician yet. The Rangers aren't expecting Ogando to have to go on the DL, but if he does, Fraley believes the Rangers will call up Michael Kirkman.
Richard Durrett summarizes Nolan Ryan's appearance on Galloway & Company where he talked about Ogando, Robbie Ross, Derek Holland, and Roy Oswalt.
Drew Davison has a piece on where the Rangers stand coming home after a tough road trip to California.
Fraley writes behind the DMN paywall that if the Rangers are going to pull out of their slump, they need better pitching.
Joey Matches pays homage to Robert Stack and evokes the greatest unsolved mysteries of recent Rangers memory. *Cue creepy Unsolved Mysteries theme*
Behind the DMN paywall, Cowboys draft guru Rick Gosselin writes about why it's a bad idea for the Rangers to use Ross as a spot starter if Ogando is shelved.
Durrett has the club's press release for the May minor league players of the month in the Rangers system. Congratulations to Mike Olt, Cody Buckel, Engel Beltre, and Randy Henry for winning player, pitcher, defender, and reliever of the month respectively.
Matschulat writes lovingly about the Rangers apparently getting a deal done to sign powerful supplemental round draft pick Joey Gallo. A welcome from Joey, Joey.
Durrett writes about Joe Nathan being happy for his Stony Brook Seawolves.
Christian Corona writes the MLB.com Notebook on Ogando's status, Dirk hosting a charity baseball game at Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, and various other notes.
Davison's notes cover the uncertainty of the rotation, Nathan's Omaha pride, some attendance notes and other items.
Finally, as Sullivan notes, the All-Star vote count has updated and the Rangers are still littered all over the leaderboard. Go #VoteElvis!