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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27 Comments on "Pirates Release Ross Ohlendorf"


E Scalez
3 years 8 months ago

Merry Christmas

Sam Talarigo
3 years 8 months ago

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

GriffeyandSizemore
3 years 8 months ago

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

Ian_Smell
3 years 8 months 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.

3 years 8 months ago

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

3 years 8 months ago

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

vtadave
3 years 8 months ago

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

Smrtbusnisman04
3 years 8 months ago

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

vtadave
3 years 8 months ago

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

NYBravosFan10
3 years 8 months ago

hopefully he finds greener pastures somewhere

NYBravosFan10
3 years 8 months ago

hopefully he finds greener pastures somewhere

bigpat
3 years 8 months 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. 

LeoAcevedo
3 years 8 months 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 .

Pete Slovonic
3 years 8 months 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

Pete Slovonic
3 years 8 months 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

johnsilver
3 years 8 months 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
3 years 8 months ago

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

oscargamble
3 years 8 months ago

I think Manny Ramirez went to Cornell.

3 years 8 months ago

Manny once went to a PARTY at Cornell.

0bsessions
3 years 8 months ago

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

johnsilver
3 years 8 months 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
3 years 8 months ago

Will Venable and Pitcher Chris Young.

gianthinker
3 years 8 months ago

Liked him when he was a Yank.

3 years 8 months ago

good he left.. was terrible as a pirate

3 years 8 months ago

good he left.. was terrible as a pirate

3 years 8 months ago

Orioles or Rockies?

pirateswillwinin2013
3 years 8 months ago

exactly what i was thinking