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, ...

To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.