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Michael Ohlman | Catcher | #43

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/14/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 11 (0) / BAL
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Blue Jays sent C Michael Ohlman outright to Triple-A Buffalo.
Ohlman cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and has decided to remain in the organization. He's gotten a cup of coffee in the majors this season and hit .222/.343/.418 with 12 homers at Buffalo. Aug 20 - 8:16 AM

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Blue Jays designated C Michael Ohlman for assignment.

He collected one hit in four at-bats during his most recent stint with the big club. Because he was DFA'd earlier this year, Ohlman will have the option to test free agency if he clears waivers. For now, the Jays will roll with Miguel Montero and Rafael Lopez behind the plate.
Aug 16 - 4:33 PM

Blue Jays purchased the contract of C Michael Ohlman from Triple-A Buffalo.

With Russell Martin dealing with an oblique injury, he'll give the Jays some depth behind the plate until Miguel Montero is ready to return. Ohlman is 2-for-9 (.222) with three strikeouts in his limited action with the Jays this season.
Aug 12 - 11:05 AM

Blue Jays sent C Michael Ohlman outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

Ohlman accepted the assignment after passing through waivers unclaimed. The 26-year-old catcher was designated for assignment by Toronto on Saturday.
May 23 - 7:57 PM

Blue Jays designated C Michael Ohlman for assignment.

Ohlman spent a little over a week in the big leagues while filling in for injured catcher Russell Martin. He went 2-for-9 in that span with an RBI and three strikeouts. Ohlman could stick around as minor league depth if he clears waivers.
May 20 - 4:46 PM

Blue Jays purchased the contract of C Michael Ohlman from Triple-A Buffalo.

He could see some starts while Russell Martin (shoulder) is out, although most of the playing time figures to go to Luke Maile. Ohlman, 26, was batting .246/.388/.594 with seven homers at Buffalo.
May 8 - 4:41 PM

Blue Jays signed C Michael Ohlman to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Ohlman was removed from the Cardinals' 40-man roster last month but has caught on quickly in another organization. He batted .280/.333/.464 with six homers at the Triple-A level this past season.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 11:17:00 AM

Cardinals sent C Michael Ohlman outright to Triple-A Memphis.

Ohlman, who turns 26 in December, batted .280/.333/.464 with six homers over 54 games at Triple-A this season. He's now off the 40-man roster.
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 05:09:00 PM

Cardinals optioned C Michael Ohlman to Triple-A Memphis.

The 24-year-old will continue to provide organizational depth there but isn't expected to make his way to the big leagues any time soon. He was acquired from the Orioles in February for cash considerations.
Sat, Mar 14, 2015 09:58:00 AM

Cardinals acquired C Michael Ohlman from the Orioles for cash considerations.

Ohlman was designated for assignment by the O's last week to clear a 40-man roster spot for outfielder Travis Snider. Ohlman, 24, batted just .236/.310/.318 with two home runs in 113 games last season at Double-A. He did have a very good 2013 at High-A Frederick, but the former 11th-round pick will be nothing more than organizational depth for St. Louis.
Tue, Feb 3, 2015 04:32:00 PM

Orioles designated C Michael Ohlman for assignment.

They needed to make room for the addition of Travis Snider, and Ohlman was expendable since the O's are loaded with catchers on their 40-man roster. The 24-year-old hit .236/.310/.318 with two homers at Double-A last season.
Tue, Jan 27, 2015 08:51:00 PM

Orioles optioned C Michael Ohlman to Double-A Bowie.

The Orioles also reassigned catcher Brian Ward to minor league camp. Ohlman, 23, hit .313/.410/.524 with 13 home runs in 361 at-bats last season in High-A.
Mon, Mar 10, 2014 10:41:00 AM

Orioles purchased the contract of C Michael Ohlman from High-A Frederick.

Ohlman enjoyed a successful 2013 season, batting .313/.410/.524 with 13 home runs in 361 at-bats. The move ensures he won't be selected in December's Rule 5 Draft.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 08:19:00 PM

Orioles prospect Michael Ohlman has been suspended 50 games for violating the minor league drug policy.

The 21-year-old catcher injured his shoulder in a car accident this spring and hadn't played in a game this year. Ohlman hit just .224/.320/.307 with four homers and 51 RBI in 105 games last season at Single-A Delmarva.
Tue, Apr 17, 2012 04:39:00 PM

Orioles' minor league catcher Michael Ohlman underwent an MRI on his right shoulder on Wednesday, which revealed significant damage.

Ohlman injured the shoulder in a car accident Tuesday when he was driving back from practice. He is scheduled to get a second opinion from team orthopedist Dr. Wilckens on Thursday, but is expected to either opt for rehab or surgery. The 21-year-old batted .224/.320/.307 with four home runs, 51 RBI and a .627 OPS over 105 games with Class-A Delmarva last season.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Thu, Mar 8, 2012 12:35:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Miguel Montero
3Luke Maile
4Rafael Lopez
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Darwin Barney
3Rob Refsnyder
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Ryan Goins
3Richard Urena
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Steve Pearce
2Ezequiel Carrera
3Ramon Santiago
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Dalton Pompey
RF1Jose Bautista
2Teoscar Hernandez
3Darrell Ceciliani
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Cesar Valdez
6Brett Anderson
7Joe Biagini
8Tom Koehler
9Chris Rowley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Ryan Tepera
3Aaron Loup
4Dominic Leone
5Danny Barnes
6Matt Dermody
7Bo Schultz
8Tim Mayza
9Carlos Ramirez
10Luis Santos
11Leonel Campos