Ogando has signed a contract for 2017 to play in South Korea with the Hanwha Eagles, the Yonhap News Agency reports. Ogando had a 3.94 ERA with the Braves last season, but wasn't able to stay in the majors all season as he had command issues, walking 23 batters in 32 innings resulting in a 1.72 WHIP.
Ogando opted out of his minor league deal with the Diamondbacks on Wednesday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports. After being DFA'd by the Braves at the end of June, Ogando signed on with the Diamondbacks but failed to make much of an impact at the Triple-A level, struggling to a 13.50 ERA across six relief appearances. He'll now opt for free agency in hopes of landing in a more opportunistic situation.
Ogando signed a minor league deal with Arizona on Friday, Chris Cotillo of SBNation reports. Ogando was designated for assignment by the Braves on June 27 and was scooped up by the Diamondbacks during his waiver period. The 32-year-old has had command issues this season, walking 23 batters in 32 innings resulting in a 1.72 WHIP. He'll likely head to Triple-A Reno now and figures to be a call up candidate should Arizona require bullpen depth down the road.
Ogando was designated for assignment Monday. Ogando was having a decent season, going 2-1 with a 3.94 ERA in 32 innings pitched. However, since the beginning of June the 32-year-old has struggled to get batters out, posting a 6.52 ERA and 1.76 WHIP in 12 appearances. It appears the Braves have had enough and will replace Ogando with 22-year-old Mauricio Cabrera in the bullpen.
Ogando allowed three hits, including a two-run homer in one inning against the Pirates on Monday. It was the first home run he's yielded this season, but in his last four outings, Ogando has allowed four runs on nine hits over 3.2 innings. His ERA is still a decent 3.63, but his WHIP has ballooned to 1.90. He also has 16 strikeouts and 12 walks in 17.1 innings.
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