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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 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

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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

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

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Relief Pitcher
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R1Neftali Feliz
2Shawn Tolleson
3Keone Kela
4Tanner Scheppers
5Anthony Bass
6Alex Claudio
7Sam Freeman
8Ross Ohlendorf
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