Tag:Will Ohman
Posted on: January 8, 2011 12:45 pm
Edited on: January 8, 2011 2:33 pm

White Sox sign Ohman, Yankees talking to Jones

OhmanDan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reveals that Will Ohman will not be returning to the Orioles.

Ohman is currently deciding between three teams, with the White Sox in the driver's seat. The left-handed specialist split 2010 between Florida and Baltimore, posting a 3.21 ERA in 42 2/3 innings after a forgettable 2009 with the Dodgers.

JonesMeanwhile, the Yankees are speaking to an ex-White Sox outfielder, with Andruw Jones a possibility to fill the left-handed outfield platoon spot vacated by Marcus Thames as SI.com's Jon Heyman reports. Nothing is close yet as discussions have only begun.

Jones would improve the defense in New York, of which Thames struggled at, plus receive ample at-bats against left-handers. Jones hit .230/.341/.486 in 328 plate appearances for the ChiSox with 19 home runs, but eight of the dingers came against lefties with a line of .256/.373/.558 in 102 PA.

UPDATE: Heyman reports that Ohman has signed a two-year, $4 million deal with the White Sox. This move will allow Chicago to either move forward in converting Chris Sale to a starter or feel confident in slotting Matt Thornton as closer now that another lefty is aboard.

-- Evan Brunell

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Posted on: December 29, 2010 2:37 pm

Orioles interested in Balfour

BalfourThe Orioles are interested in reliever Grant Balfour, as MASN reports.

Baltimore is seeking one more right-handed reliever as a setup man and Balfour is a target despite his Type-A status. If the Orioles were to ink Balfour, he would cause the O's to surrender their second-round pick to Tampa Bay.

Baltimore would also like to add a second arm, this time from the left side. Mark Hendrickson and Will Ohman remain possibilities to return to town.


-- Evan Brunell

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Posted on: November 9, 2010 7:58 pm
Edited on: November 9, 2010 9:29 pm

Hoffman eyeing D-Backs?

Trevor Hoffman Trevor Hoffman has repeatedly said he'd like to find a closer's spot for 2011 and in lieu of that, he could retire.

On Monday, Evan predicted four possible landing spots , and Hoffman must have been reading, as he mentioned Evan's No. 1 possibility -- the Arizona Diamondbacks.

"I've known [Arizona general manager Kevin Towers] for such a long time and I figured having a little history there would help," Hoffman told MLB.com's Barry Bloom . "But I don't know. I'm coming off a tough year. I don't know if people are going to be turned off by that or not. I hope the strong second half I had will compensate."

Hoffman's agent, Rick Thurman, told Bloom he hasn't talked directly with Towers yet, but has discussed relievers with the team. Thurman also represents Brian Fuentes, Arthur Rhodes, Will Ohman, Octavio Dotel and Chan-Ho Park.

"We just kind of glazed over the topic of Trevor," Thurman said. "They're looking for a closer. They need a lot of pitching. They're looking for back end relief help."

UPDATE: Towers tells Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic that he hasn't spoken to Hoffman or Thurman, but will certainly listen.

"You'd be nuts if you didn't at least consider somebody like Trevor Hoffman," Towers told Piecoro (via Twitter ).

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: July 31, 2010 4:33 pm

Marlins add reliever Ohman

The Marlins frantically worked to get bullpen help as the deadline approached and came up with 33-year-old Orioles middle man Will Ohman. Florida is sending right-handed starter Rick VandenHurk to Baltimore.

Ohman has not allowed an earned run in 17 of his past 18 appearances, and has a 3.30 ERA this season. VandenHurk, a 25-year-old Dutch native, is a nice prospect who's close to the majors. He made two appearances with the Marlins this season and is 8-4 with a 4.68 ERA in Triple-A. His last outing for New Orleans on Wednesday was impressive: complete game, one earned run, eight strikeouts and one walk.

-- David Andriesen

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