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Ross Ohlendorf | Relief Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/8/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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

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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

Ross Ohlendorf (back) resumed a rehab assignment with the Gulf Coast League Nationals on Tuesday.

He first began a rehab assignment back in May but had to be shut down after suffering a setback with his right lumbar strain. Ohlendorf has been out all season but has a shot to rejoin the Nats next month.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 08:57:00 AM

Ross Ohlendorf (back) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Potomac on Wednesday.

Ohlendorf has been sidelined all season with a right lumbar strain. He's eligible to return in late May and could be ready at that time, though he's not a given to be added to the big league roster.
Wed, May 14, 2014 10:22:00 AM

Nationals placed RHP Ross Ohlendorf on the 60-day disabled list with a right lumbar strain.

Ohlendorf was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse last week, but the option has been voided due to the injury. The veteran right-hander won't be eligible to return until late-May. The roster moves clears a spot for the newly-signed Kevin Frandsen.
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 12:34:00 PM

Nationals optioned RHP Ross Ohlendorf, C Jhonatan Solano, INF Zach Walters, and RHP Christian Garcia to Triple-A Syracuse.

Another round of spring cuts for the Nationals. Ohlendorf had been hoping to compete for a long relief job in camp, but that goal was hampered by a back injury. He'll try to get healthy at the Triple-A level.
Thu, Mar 20, 2014 12:41:00 PM

Ross Ohlendorf reported improvement Friday and the feeling is that he has no structural issues with his back.

Ohlendorf left Thursday's game after four batters due to back spasms, but it sounds like it won't be a long-term issue. The 31-year-old projects to serve as a long reliever for the Nats this season.
Fri, Mar 7, 2014 10:07:00 AM

Ross Ohlendorf was removed from Thursday's appearance due to back spasms.

Ohlendorf first felt them against the first hitter, and he went on to let all four hitters he faced reach base. He'll be re-evaluated Friday morning. Ohlendorf also has dealt with tightness in his side this spring.
Thu, Mar 6, 2014 09:41:00 PM

Ross Ohlendorf left Thursday's game after four batters due to an apparent injury.

Ohlendorf didn't retire any of the hitters he faced before going into the clubhouse with the trainer. He's dealt with tightness in his side this spring, so he could have aggravated it. The Nationals should update his status shortly.
Thu, Mar 6, 2014 08:18:00 PM

Ross Ohlendorf (side, finger) will make his Grapefruit League debut Friday.

Ohlendorf is a bit behind this spring after dealing with side discomfort and a finger issue, but there's still plenty of time for him to get ready for the season. The 31-year-old currently projects to serve as a long reliever.
Wed, Mar 5, 2014 09:49:00 AM

Ross Ohlendorf (side) threw his first spring training bullpen session Thursday.

Ohlendorf had been held back by a sore left side, but it appears he's back on track. Assuming he's healthy, the veteran right-hander will serve as the Nationals' long reliever this season.
Thu, Feb 20, 2014 08:30:00 PM

Nationals avoided arbitration with RHP Ross Ohlendorf by agreeing to a one-year, $1.25 million contract.

He could wind up getting a total of $3 million if he hits his incentives. Ohlendorf proved to be a nice swingman for the Nationals this past season, posting a 3.28 ERA over 60 1/3 innings. He should fill the same role in 2014.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:58:00 PM

Ross Ohlendorf surrendered three earned runs over six innings Wednesday in a loss to the Braves.

Ohlendorf carried a no-no into the fourth inning but struggled late, yielding four total hits -- two of which were home runs. It's probably time to rule out Washington for one of the National League Wild Card spots.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 10:38:00 PM

Starting in place of Stephen Strasburg, Ross Ohlendorf allowed one run over five innings Friday in a win over the Phillies.

It was a very solid start under the circumstances. Ohlendorf held the Phillies to five hits and two walks while striking out three. The lone run scored on an RBI single by Carlos Ruiz in the first inning. Whether Ohlendorf makes another start will likely depend on Strasburg's progress in the coming days.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 10:16:00 PM

Ross Ohlendorf has been moved to the bullpen.

Ohlendorf yielded four runs in five innings Saturday against the Mets and the Nationals can't afford another clunker. Tanner Roark will take the rotation vacancy.
Wed, Sep 4, 2013 04:52:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Corporan
3Chris Gimenez
4Tomas Telis
5Jorge Alfaro
1B1Prince Fielder
2Kyle Blanks
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
3Tommy Field
SS1Elvis Andrus
2Hanser Alberto
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Jake Smolinski
2Ryan Rua
CF1Leonys Martin
2Delino DeShields Jr.
3Antoan Richardson
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Michael Choice
3Carlos Peguero
DH1Mitch Moreland
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Derek Holland
3Yovani Gallardo
4Colby Lewis
5Ross Detwiler
6Nick Martinez
7Nick Tepesch
8Matt Harrison
9Martin Perez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Neftali Feliz
2Shawn Tolleson
3Tanner Scheppers
4Robbie Ross
5Scott Baker
6Kyuji Fujikawa
7Phil Klein
8Alexander Claudio
9Jon Edwards
10Lisalverto Bonilla
11Spencer Patton
12Roman Mendez
13Michael Kirkman
14Juan Carlos Oviedo