Pirates Release Ross Ohlendorf

The Pirates have released Ross Ohlendorf, tweets MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch. The 29-year-old had been a Pirate since the Yankees traded him to Pittsburgh in 2008's Xavier Nady/Jose Tabata deal. As Langosch writes, releasing Ohlendorf today will give the Pirates roster space to make a selection in tomorrow's Rule 5 draft.

Ohlendorf was coming off a dismal 2011 campaign in which he posted an 8.15 ERA in nine starts for the Pirates. He was arbitration eligible, and MLBTR's projected a salary of about $2.1MM if the Pirates retained him.


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  1. E Scalez 4 years ago

    Merry Christmas

  2. Sam Talarigo 4 years ago

    he pretty much made the pirates the smartest team in the mlb. im gonna miss him :(

  3. GriffeyandSizemore 4 years ago

    Not a bad pitcher wouldn’t be surprised if multiple teams are interested in signing him cheap.

  4. Ian_Smell 4 years ago

    This is rather surprising. Kind of disappointed that he didn’t work out, though I’d it if they’d be able to bring him back for less money.

  5. Aw, I liked him.  Hopefully he catches on with another team.

  6. Aw, I liked him.  Hopefully he catches on with another team.

  7. vtadave 4 years ago

    Most notable for going 1-11 and getting a 500% raise in arbitration.

    • Smrtbusnisman04 4 years ago

      With an era of 4.00. The Pirates offense was hideous in 2010.

  8. vtadave 4 years ago

    Most notable for going 1-11 and getting a 500% raise in arbitration.

  9. NYBravosFan10 4 years ago

    hopefully he finds greener pastures somewhere

  10. NYBravosFan10 4 years ago

    hopefully he finds greener pastures somewhere

  11. bigpat 4 years ago

    Would be nice if they can bring him back on a split minor league contract or something of that nature. Last season was just a complete waste, he was injured for a while and just never got into a groove. I know he’s not that bad. 

  12. LeoAcevedo 4 years ago

    I think he’s a great pitcher . But im a mets fan theyre all great hahah jk but seriously a bullpen role for him would be good .

  13. Pete Slovonic 4 years ago

    saw him pitch this summer against the cards. his stuff was just not there.  it was like watching matt morris. i agree a bullpen move would be best because honestly he won’t have a career if he stay in the rotation

  14. Pete Slovonic 4 years ago

    saw him pitch this summer against the cards. his stuff was just not there.  it was like watching matt morris. i agree a bullpen move would be best because honestly he won’t have a career if he stay in the rotation

  15. johnsilver 4 years ago

    ivy leaguer down the tubes.. Is there another right now wonder who will be on a MLB roster come opening day? Ryan Lavarnway probably will be for the Red Sox, but hopefully there will be more.

    Used to be a time when the ivy league was fairly well represented, though that time has passed.

    • 0bsessions 4 years ago

      I swear there’s another one either with the Sox or who used to be with the Sox. Research time.

    • 0bsessions 4 years ago

      My first guess was right: Craig Breslow was a biochemistry major at Yale.

      • johnsilver 4 years ago

        Cheers and thanks.. I went looking and 1st guess was Craig Hansen when u mentioned ex Sox, but u probably knew it was St. John’s as i found out. LOL

    • leachim2 4 years ago

      Will Venable and Pitcher Chris Young.

  16. gianthinker 4 years ago

    Liked him when he was a Yank.

  17. good he left.. was terrible as a pirate

  18. good he left.. was terrible as a pirate

  19. Orioles or Rockies?

  20. pirateswillwinin2013 4 years ago

    exactly what i was thinking

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