Padres DFA Ohlendorf, Rodriguez

The Padres announced that they have designated pitcher Ross Ohlendorf and catcher Eddy Rodriguez for assignment.  The moves will allow the club to recall right-hander Brad Boxberger and infielder/outfielder Andy Parrino from Triple-A.

San Diego signed Ohlendorf to a major league deal in early June.  The 30-year-old made nine starts and four relief appearances for the Padres this year, posting a 7.77 ERA with 39 strikeouts and 24 walks across 48.2 innings.  Ohlendorf was then optioned to Triple-A Tucson on August 18th.

Rodriguez, 26, appeared in two big league games for the Padres in early August.  The catcher split time between Advanced-A and Triple-A and hit .217/.264/.373 with 14 homers in 101 games.

The Red Sox inked Ohlendorf to a minor league deal back in February but he chose to opt out of the deal on June 2nd.  In his 13 combined 2012 Triple-A starts, Ohlendorf posted a 4.52 ERA with 7.0 K/9 and 2.3 BB/9.

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2 Comments on "Padres DFA Ohlendorf, Rodriguez"

2 years 11 months ago

the moves actually allowed the padres to activate anthony bass from the 60 day dl and purchase the contract of addy solis

2 years 11 months ago

Ohlendorf was awful. Rodriquez was a feel good story that had to come to end unfortunately. It will be interesting to see how the catching depth behind Grandal plays out in the coming seasons. They have Solis, Hagerty, Hedges and Hundley who all could be major league catchers in the next 2 seasons.