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Will Ohman | Relief Pitcher

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (40) / 8/13/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Pepperdine
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 8 (0) / CHC

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Nationals released LHP Will Ohman.
Ohman was reassigned to minor league camp last week and will be given his unconditional release. The 35-year-old should resurface as a left-handed specialist. Sat, Mar 9, 2013 10:09:00 AM

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Nationals signed LHP Will Ohman to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Ohman, 35, posted an ugly 6.41 ERA over 32 appearances for the White Sox last season, but he's held left-handed batters to a .210/.294/.348 batting line during his career. The Nats have no left-handers that are a guarantee to make the Opening Day bullpen, so it's a good spot for the veteran southpaw.
Mon, Feb 11, 2013 11:38:00 AM

Will Ohman has elected free agency.

On the surface, Ohman struggled through his 26 2/3 innings with the White Sox in 2012, posting a horrifying 6.41 ERA. He did post a solid WHIP of 1.05 though, and a 13/5 K/BB ratio, and most of the ERA damage was due to allowing six home runs. He'll attempt to latch on elsewhere as a left-handed relief specialist.
Tue, Nov 6, 2012 03:31:00 PM

Reds signed LHP Will Ohman to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Louisville.

Ohman was released by the White Sox earlier this month and will look to continue his career with the Reds. If promoted to the majors, he'll be used as a left-handed specialist.
Sat, Jul 21, 2012 03:26:00 PM

White Sox released LHP Will Ohman.

Ohman was designated for assignment by the Pale Hose at the end of June. The veteran southpaw still pretty effective against left-handed batters and should draw plenty of interest on the free agent market.
Tue, Jul 3, 2012 04:25:00 PM

White Sox designated LHP Will Ohman for assignment.

Ohman surrendered three earned runs in two innings of relief on Wednesday afternoon against the Twins, bumping his season ERA to 6.41. The veteran reliever is still rather effective against lefty hitters and should draw interest on waivers.
Wed, Jun 27, 2012 04:40:00 PM

White Sox signed LHP Will Ohman to a two-year, $4 million contract.

Ohman, 33, is one of the most effective left-handed specialists in the game, holding left-handed batters to a .208/.298/.348 with a 646 OPS during his career. There's still a lot to be determined in Ozzie Guillen's bullpen, but the addition of Ohman could move fellow left-hander Matt Thornton into the closer role, clearing the way for Chris Sale to become a starter. Stay tuned.
Mon, Jan 10, 2011 05:28:00 PM

According to Jon Heyman of, Will Ohman and the White Sox have agreed to a two-year, $4 million contract, pending a physical.

This move could allow Matt Thornton to move to the closer role, with Ohman becoming the lefty specialist. Ohman posted a 3.21 ERA through a combined 68 appearances for Baltimore and Florida last year, with 43 strikeouts over 42 innings pitched. The back of the White Sox bullpen is still largely unsettled, with Chris Sale as another possibility for the ninth inning, so be sure to track this situation leading up to and through spring training.
Sat, Jan 8, 2011 01:10:00 PM

Sources tell Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun that the White Sox are the favorites to sign Will Ohman.

A decision is reportedly close, and the Orioles are out of the running. An Ohman signing would give the Sox the flexibility to shift Chris Sale into the rotation and Matt Thornton into the closer role, leaving Ohman as a left-handed specialist. It's a situation worth monitoring.
Fri, Jan 7, 2011 06:32:00 PM

Will Ohman will sign with one of three American League teams, according to Jon Heyman of

The oft-injured 32-year-old spent the latter part of 2010 pitching for the Marlins following a trade deadline move from Baltimore, where he threw 30 innings. There's a good chance Ohman returns to the American League East, as the Rays, Blue Jays, and O's are all in the market for a left-handed specialist. Look for Ohman to sign a one-year contract for slightly more than $1 million.
Fri, Jan 7, 2011 04:39:00 PM

Roch Kubatko of writes that "the door hasn't closed" on the Orioles re-signing Will Ohman or Mark Hendrickson.

Ohman has expressed an interest in returning, even though the Orioles traded him to the Marlins at the July 31 trade deadline. The 33-year-old left-hander posted a 3.21 ERA and 43/23 K/BB ratio over 42 innings last season, though he is more of a specialist at this point of his career. Hendrickson, 36, posted a 5.26 ERA and 55/20 K/BB ratio over 75 1/3 innings last season and is nothing more than a mop-up man. The O's declined his $1.2 million option for 2011 last month.
Wed, Dec 29, 2010 01:46:00 PM

Will Ohman (elbow) thinks he could be available as early as Sunday.

He hasn't pitched since September 12 due to soreness in his pitching elbow. The Marlins haven't had a lefty available in their bullpen with Ohman out.
Sat, Sep 25, 2010 11:09:00 AM

Marlins acquired LHP Will Ohman from the Orioles for RHP Rick Vandenhurk.

Ohman has turned himself into a valuable LOOGY, allowing an 87 OPS+ to left-handed batters but a 149 OPS+ to right-handed hitters. He has a 3.30 ERA over 51 appearances, but that number is inflated by a few terrible outings. Ohman will help set up Leo Nunez in taking his talents to South Beach.
Sat, Jul 31, 2010 04:26:00 PM

The Orioles are still working the phone lines with teams, discussing possible deals involving Will Ohman and Ty Wigginton, according to the Baltimore Sun's Dan Connolly.

Connolly says that Ohman seems to be more likely to be shipped out than Wigginton at this point. The Red Sox are looking for a left-handed reliever, but it's not clear whether Ohman has piqued their interest.
Sat, Jul 31, 2010 03:17:00 PM

A source tells Jon Paul Morosi of that the Giants have asked the Orioles about left-hander Will Ohman, however a deal doesn't seem likely.

Ohman gave up three runs over one-third of an inning on Wednesday, inflating his ERA to 3.41 for the year, but he has actually been pretty solid, especially against left-handers. Even if they don't find a deal with the Giants, the O's should be able to acquire a decent prospect or two.
Fri, Jul 30, 2010 12:27:00 PM

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