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Ross Ohlendorf | Relief Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/8/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Rangers released RHP Ross Ohlendorf.
Ohlendorf has battled a groin issue for much of the season and was removed from the 40-man roster earlier this week. He should receive a look elsewhere as long as he's healthy. Jul 31 - 2:02 PM

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Rangers activated RHP Ross Ohlendorf from the 15-day disabled list; designated him for assignment.

Ohlendorf is over his groin injury, but the Rangers decided they had a better use of a 40-man roster spot. He should get another shot elsewhere.
Jul 27 - 4:53 PM

Ross Ohlendorf (groin) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Friday with Triple-A Round Rock.

Ohlendorf, out for three weeks with a strained right groin, is scheduled to throw one inning in his first rehab game. The 32-year-old had a 3.52 ERA and 9/4 K/BB ratio over 7 2/3 innings prior to hitting the DL.
Jun 25 - 5:19 PM

Ross Ohlendorf (groin) threw a simulated game on Tuesday.

Ohlendorf will begin a rehab assignment next. He's missed the last two weeks with a strained right groin.
Jun 19 - 11:14 AM

Rangers placed RHP Ross Ohlendorf on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 4, with a right groin strain.

It's the same ailment that's plagued him since spring training. How long Ohlendorf will be sidelined isn't known at this point.
Jun 7 - 11:40 AM

Ross Ohlendorf earned his first career save on Friday, getting the final three outs against the Yankees.

He did allow a solo home run to Mark Teixeira, but was able to avoid any further damage. With Shawn Tolleson unavailable after working the previous two games, Rangers manager Jeff Bannister had to turn elsewhere and landed on Ohlendorf to protect a two-run advantage in the ninth. His usage speaks volumes about Neftali Feliz's current role in the Rangers bullpen.
May 22 - 11:06 PM

Rangers purchased the contract of RHP Ross Ohlendorf from Triple-A Round Rock.

Ohlendorf held a 4.35 ERA with 11 strikeouts over 10 1/3 relief innings with Round Rock. He'll work in long relief.
May 17 - 1:52 PM

Ross Ohlendorf (groin) pitched a scoreless inning Wednesday in his season debut with Triple-A Round Rock.

Ohlendorf has battled a right groin injury since mid-March. He'll be stretched out to where he can comfortably handle two innings before the Rangers consider adding him to their bullpen.
Apr 26 - 11:05 AM

Ross Ohlendorf (groin) will not be ready for Opening Day.

He will begin the season in the rotation at the Triple-A level, but the Rangers do expect him to contribute at the major league level in 2015. He has pitched well in limited time this spring, fanning 11 over five shutout innings.
Mar 28 - 12:09 PM

Ross Ohlendorf had to leave an appearance Thursday after aggravating his right groin injury.

He's been battling the ailment for over a week. Ohlendorf has struck out 11 over five scoreless frames this spring, which should be good enough to earn an Opening Day roster spot if the groin ailment isn't a major setback.
Mar 26 - 11:38 PM

Ross Ohlendorf (groin) played catch Monday morning.

Ohlendorf was forced from a Cactus League outing on Sunday against the Brewers due to some tightness in his groin. He told reporters that he's not concerned.
Mar 16 - 12:17 PM

Ross Ohlendorf was forced to leave Sunday's Cactus League start against the Brewers after two innings due to tightness in his groin.

Ohlendorf walked off the field with the team trainer after throwing his warm-up pitches prior to the start of the third inning. He will be re-evaluated on Monday. The veteran right-hander is in camp competing for a spot in the Opening Day rotation, though any missed time would likely rule him out.
Mar 15 - 5:10 PM

Ross Ohlendorf impressed in Sunday's start against the Cubs, a 6-4 victory.

Ohlendorf faced the minimum and struck out a whopping five batters. Following Yu Darvish's injury, there's a glimmer of hope for Ohlendorf to earn a spot in the Rangers' rotation, but he'll have to string together a few more impressive starts to have that conversation. The right-hander battled back problems last season and only accrued 14 2/3 minor league innings for the Nationals.
Mar 8 - 8:08 PM

Rangers signed RHP Ross Ohlendorf to a minor league contract.

The deal includes an invitation to spring training. The 32-year-old hurler was sidelined for most of the 2014 season due to back injuries. He he pitched well in the past out of the rotation and from the bullpen, and his versatility could land him a spot on the Rangers Opening Day roster in a sixth starter/long reliever type of role.
Jan 23 - 7:14 PM

Ross Ohlendorf has elected to become a free agent.

Ohlendorf had been outrighted off the Nationals' 40-man roster and has now declined an assignment to Triple-A. The 32-year-old right-hander dealt with a back injury for much of the 2014 season, but he's shown flashes of promise in the past in both a relief and starting role, so there shouldn't be a lack of offers this winter.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 04:50:00 PM

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