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Ross Ohlendorf | Relief Pitcher | #27

Team: International Player
Age / DOB:  (35) / 8/8/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Princeton
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 4 (0) / ARZ
Contract: view contract details

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Ross Ohlendorf has signed with the Tokyo Yakult Swallows of Japan's Central League.
Jerry Crasnick of reports that he'll be guaranteed $1.6 million and could earn an additional $400,000 in reachable incentives. Ohlendorf, 34, posted a 4.64 ERA and 68/32 K/BB ratio over 65 2/3 innings with the Reds in 2016. Tue, Dec 27, 2016 10:25:00 AM

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Ross Ohlendorf retired the only batter he faced to earn his second save of the season on Friday.

He took over from Tony Cingrani with the bases loaded and two out in the ninth. He forced Ryan Braun to pop up on the infield to end the game. Ohlendorf is not likely to take over closing duties even if Cingrani continues to struggle.
Fri, Jul 15, 2016 10:57:00 PM

Ross Ohlendorf won his suspension appeal.

Both his three-game suspension and fine have been revoked, per Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. Ohlendorf was issued the punishment May 13 for hitting David Freese on May 11. That was the sixth batter hit in the game, and it came after both teams had been warned, but this ruling Monday suggests it was not ultimately deemed intentional. Ohlendorf has a 4.79 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, and 22/5 K/BB ratio in 20 2/3 innings out of the Cincinnati bullpen.
Mon, May 23, 2016 01:17:00 PM

Ross Ohlendorf worked a scoreless inning in his return to action Tuesday versus the Indians.

Ohlendorf was suspended three games by Major League Baseball last week for hitting David Freese with a pitch as part of a beanball war with the Bucs. Including his scoreless frame Tuesday, the veteran right-handed reliever has a 5.30 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 20/5 K/BB ratio in 18 2/3 innings this season for the Reds.
Wed, May 18, 2016 08:38:00 AM

Ross Ohlendorf has been suspended three games by Major League Baseball for hitting David Freese with a pitch in Wednesday's game versus the Pirates.

Freese was the sixth batter hit in the game, and it came after both teams had been warned. Reds manager Bryan Price has also been suspended one game.
Fri, May 13, 2016 03:16:00 PM

Reds signed RHP Ross Ohlendorf to a one-year contract.

Financial terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed. The veteran right-hander posted a 3.72 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 19/7 K/BB ratio over 19 1/3 innings out of the Rangers bullpen. He'll add depth to the Reds middle relief corps.
Sat, Mar 26, 2016 12:17:00 PM

SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports free agent Ross Ohlendorf has "multiple offers" and could decide on a new team by Friday.

Cotillo adds that Ohlendorf is a "strong candidate" for a guaranteed major league deal. Ohlendorf saw the writing on the wall in Kansas City and asked for his release earlier this week. He posted a 3.72 ERA across 21 relief outings in Texas last year.
Thu, Mar 24, 2016 08:11:00 PM

Royals released RHP Ross Ohlendorf.

Ohlendorf saw that he wasn't going to be able to crack the Royals' talented bullpen, so he exercised the early opt-out in his minor league contract with the team. The right-hander will try to latch on with a new organization quickly. He was limited to 19 1/3 major league innings last season primarily because of a groin injury.
Mon, Mar 21, 2016 10:29:00 AM

Ross Ohlendorf can exercise an opt-out clause in his contract on Sunday.

It's unclear at this point whether he'll exercise the opt-out or if the Royals will add him to their 40-man roster. Ohlendorf allowed five earned runs in his first two innings this spring but has yielded just one in his last six frames.
Sun, Mar 20, 2016 11:38:00 AM

Royals signed RHP Ross Ohlendorf to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Ohlendorf battled a groin issue for much of 2015, throwing only 19 1/3 innings of relief with the Rangers. He's shown promise in spurts, but the 33-year-old right-hander is on the outside looking in for an Opening Day job with the defending World Series champions.
Thu, Feb 18, 2016 02:18:00 PM

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

Ohlendorf has battled a groin issue for much of the season but re-signed with the Rangers last month after being released. He'll be used in low-leverage situations.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 09:30:00 AM

Rangers re-signed RHP Ross Ohlendorf to a minor league contract.

Ohlendorf elected to become a free agent last week after the Rangers booted him off their 40-man roster, but he's back with the organization now as system depth. The 32-year-old righty owns a 4.86 career major league ERA.
Wed, Aug 5, 2015 04:33:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 02:02:00 PM

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.
Mon, Jul 27, 2015 04:53:00 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.
Thu, Jun 25, 2015 05:19:00 PM

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