Free-agent reliever Logan Ondrusek has joined the Tokyo Yakult Swallows of the Nippon Professional Baseball league, according to the Japan Times. Ondrusek spent the last five seasons with the Reds. He was non-tendered by the club in December. Ondrusek is set to make $1.2 million with the Swallows next year. He posted a 5.49 ERA over 41 innings.
The Twins are not done trying to bolster what in 2014 was a woeful pitching staff. Among the free agents in whom they are interested are sometimes-starter Dustin McGowan and full-time reliever Logan Ondrusek, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. McGowan pitched in a career-high 53 games last year with Toronto, compiling a 5-3 record and 4.17 ERA. Ondrusek has declined over the last two seasons and managed a 3-3 mark with a 5.49 ERA with Cincinnati in 2014.
The Reds have non-tendered relievers Logan Ondrusek and Curtis Partch, per the team's official website. Ondrusek pitched 41 innings and registered a 5.49 ERA, a 1.61 WHIP and 42:16 K:BB ratio. Partch appeared in only six games, logging seven inning of relief for the Reds last season.
The Reds activated reliever Logan Ondrusek (shoulder) off the 15-day disabled list Monday. They team also announced they optioned catcher Tucker Barnhart and pitcher Dylan Axelrod to Triple-A Louisville.
Reds pitcher Logan Ondrusek began a minor-league rehab assignment Friday night with Triple-A Louisville. Working his way back from a strained right shoulder, Ondrusek pitched a scoreless frame, allowing only two hits. It remains to be seen if he'll be reinstated right away or stay in Louisville for another outing.
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