Ohlendorf signs with Red Sox

Right-hander Ross Ohlendorf made just nine starts with Pittsburgh in 2011.

PITTSBURGH — Right-hander Ross Ohlendorf signed with the Boston Red Sox today, according to Scott Bradley (via Peter Gammons). The deal is reported to be a minor league contract.

Ohlendorf was released by the Pirates in December after an injury plagued 2011 season. The move was to open up a roster spot for Rule 5 pick infielder Gustavo Nunez. Ohlendorf made just nine starts due to shoulder injuries, and went 1-3 with a 8.15 ERA over 38.2 innings with Pittsburgh.

Ohlendorf was acquired from the New York Yankees in 2008 along with pitchers Jeff Karstens, Daniel McCutchen and Outfielder Jose Tabata for outfielder Xavier Nady and pitcher Damaso Marte.

Over four seasons with the Pirates, Ohlendorf went 13-27 with a 4.60 ERA over 64 starts.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OGCKUSO5MA5VUCJHW2YSJ2K3TM Bob

    Not a bad pitcher when healthy, too bad he can’t.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Vince-Riedy/100002800992567 Vince Riedy

    If Ross The Boss is healthy this year U can hear all the complaints about letting him go now unless Nunez really surprises. As I said at the time I’d rather they kept Ohlendorf than pick up Nunez or any other available Rule 5 because Ross has far more upside.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DCSBMXQG7YCZ7V6F65UE5RBCMQ Jay

    Was there anything preventing the Pirates from signing Ross to a similar minor league deal?  If not, then YES I’m going to complain if Ross stays healthy this year and does well. Bucs had plenty of time to sign him to a minor league deal.

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