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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8 Comments on "Ross Ohlendorf Elects Free Agency"

3 years 2 months ago


Devon Henry
3 years 2 months 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 2 months 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.

3 years 2 months ago

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

Gregory L. Vince
3 years 2 months ago

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

Spit Ball
3 years 2 months ago

National league bullpening may be in his future.

3 years 2 months ago

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

3 years 2 months ago

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