Ross Ohlendorf Elects Free Agency

Ross Ohlendorf has opted out of his minor league contract with the Red Sox, MLBTR has learned. The right-hander obtained the right to opt out of his deal and declare free agency when the Red Sox declined to call him up by June 1.

Ohlendorf, 29, signed a minor league deal with the Red Sox in February. He started 50 games for the Pirates from 2009-10, but Pittsburgh non-tendered him following the 2011 season. Ohlendorf had a 4.61 ERA with 6.3 K/9 and 2.6 BB/9 in 52 2/3 innings over the course of ten starts for Boston's Triple-A affiliate this year.

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  1. MaineSox 3 years ago


  2. Devon Henry 3 years ago

    I remember reading this long article on him in SI about how he had all this potential and his love for being a farmer.

    • Psycho Tim 3 years ago

      Nothing like a farm.

      Nothing like being around animals,

      fixing things.

      There’s nothing like being in the field

      with the corn and the winter wheat.

      The greenest stuff you ever saw.

    • johnsilver 3 years ago

      Probably written in novel form also.. Princeton man. There goes Boston’s other Ivy league guy.

  3. Gregory L. Vince 3 years ago

    Does he expect a major league gig with that Triple-A line?

    • Spit Ball 3 years ago

      National league bullpening may be in his future.

  4. ugotrpk3113 3 years ago

    Something tells me there will be more members of the Church of Latter Saint’s coming to his door than MLB teams..

  5. bigsweens38 3 years ago

    he’s had a few good months in the majors but that was a long time ago.

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