The Texas Rangers offense was futile against Toronto Saturday afternoon, but it was the pitching staff that took the real beating in and after a 4-3 18-inning loss to the Blue Jays.

Here is the situation:

–RHP Alexi Ogando, Monday’s scheduled starter, is now listed as questionable for that game against Cleveland due to renewed biceps tendinitis. He cut short a bullpen session on Saturday and will try again on Sunday to do some throwing. Ogando said he felt a little soreness, but expects to be OK. The Rangers will be cautious. Long-term, a second bout of biceps tendinitis may make the Rangers think about moving him back to the bullpen. That’s long-term thinking. Right now, the Rangers have to think about the next three weeks.

–If Ogando is deemed unavailable to pitch Monday’s game, RHP Josh Lindblom will almost certainly be the choice. Lindblom was scratched from a scheduled start with Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday night. He made one start for the Rangers earlier this season. LHP Martin Perez pitched Friday for Round Rock and, thus, is unavailable.

–LHP Michael Kirkman could be headed to the disabled list or designated for free agency. Kirkman did not even loosen up during the 18-inning game and manager Ron Washington indicated he’d have gone to RHP Joe Nathan when RHP Ross Wolf tired. Wolf ended up the loser after pitching six scoreless innings, then allowing an unearned run with two outs in the 18th. Wolf becomes just the fourth pitcher in the lat 50 years to pitch at least 6.2 innings of relief without allowing an earned run and suffer a loss. The last: Current Rangers broadcaster Steve Busby, who was the unfortunate loser to the Rangers on April 30, 1979.