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Pirates Reinstate Ross Ohlendorf, Option Him to AAA

Pirates Reinstate Ross Ohlendorf, Option Him to AAA

The Pittsburgh Pirates have reinstated right handed pitcher Ross Ohlendorf from the 60-day disabled list and have optioned him to AAA, the team announced today.  To make room on the 40-man roster, the Pirates have designated relief pitcher Tim Wood for assignment.  Wood was signed as a minor league free agent in March, and put up a 5.63 ERA in eight innings with the Pirates in a brief appearance in the majors.  At the AAA level he put up a 2.84 ERA in 44.1 innings, serving mostly as the Indianapolis closer.

Ohlendorf has been out since April with a shoulder injury, ad has been rehabbing for the last month.  In three starts at the AAA level, spanning 17.1 innings, he had a 3.63 ERA and a 7:7 K/BB ratio.  In his last start he threw 103 pitches, although his numbers haven't been dominant, especially with the strikeouts.  Between the 2009 and 2010 seasons, Ohlendorf combined for a 3.98 ERA in 285 innings, with a 5.9 K/9 and a 3.1 BB/9 ratio.  He was easily the best Pirates' starter in t...

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