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December 29, 2016 12:05 AM
Ross Ohlendorf: Signs to play in Japan
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ohlendorf signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Tokyo Yakult Swallows, the Japan Times reports.

Ohlendorf struggled with a 4.66 ERA for the Reds last season in 64 games out of the bullpen. At age 34 next season, he may finish his career in Japan.

August 9, 2016 06:20 PM
Reds' Ross Ohlendorf: Blows save Monday night
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ohlsdorf poured gasoline on the fire in Monday's cataclysmic ninth inning collapse against the Cardinals, allowing two inherited runners to score on a walk and a hit-batter to blow a save chance.

Tony Cingrani began the inning with a 4-0 lead, but with two outs allowed a bases loaded single to score two runs, and then allowed another run to score before Ohlendorf came on with the bases loaded. But Ohlendorf's control abandoned him in the clutch as well.

July 15, 2016 10:38 PM
Reds' Ross Ohlendorf: Collects second save of 2016 Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ohlendorf retired one batter to earn his second save of the year Friday against the Brewers.

After Reds' closer Tony Cingrani had allowed one run and loaded the bases with two outs, Ohlendorf came on to protect a one-run lead, and promptly got Ryan Braun to pop out to end the game. The Reds' setup man now has a 4.04 ERA to go along with a 1.25 WHIP on the season.

June 12, 2016 12:00 AM
Reds' Ross Ohlendorf: Earns first save of 2016
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ohlendorf allowed two hits, but he recorded his first save of the season in a 2-1 victory over the Athletics.

The Reds bullpen has been atrocious and leads have been hard to come by for Cincinnati, so it's hard for owners to justify carrying a Reds relief pitcher. Ohlendorf has been used mostly as a middle reliever, but he could see more save opportunities moving forward. He is 1-for-2 in save chances with a 4.32 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 28 strikeouts in 27.2 innings this season.

May 23, 2016 01:28 PM
Reds' Ross Ohlendorf: Gets suspension revoked Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ohlendorf won the appeal of his suspension and fine from the incident on May 11 and will have both revoked, Jerry Crasnick of reports.

Ohlendorf was initially handed a three-game suspension after hitting Pirates third baseman David Freese with a pitch after both benches had been warned, although it seems that Major League Baseball found his case to be satisfactory enough to revoke the sentence. With the appeal process out of the way, the right-hander should continue to act as the setup man in the Cincinnati bullpen.

May 13, 2016 09:20 PM
Reds' Ross Ohlendorf: Suspended three games, will appeal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ohlendorf was served a three-game suspension Friday but he will appeal, Mark Sheldon of reports.

Ohlendorf was ejected from Wednesday's game in the ninth inning after hitting Pirates third baseman David Freese with a pitch after the benches had already been warned. He will appeal the suspension, meaning the suspension will be delayed, but if the suspension ultimately sticks, Black Wood or Caleb Cotham could fill his setup role in the bullpen.

May 12, 2016 10:22 AM
Reds' Ross Ohlendorf: Gets loss Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ohlendorf pitched the ninth inning Wednesday and gave up an unearned run to get the loss. He allowed two hits and hit a batter.

It's noteworthy that Reds manager Bryan Price brought Tony Cingrani in the eighth inning, and Cingrani gave up a game-tying homer. Price has suggested that there's no set role for the closer, but that Cingrani and Ohlendorf are most likely to pitch in the eighth or ninth. Cingrani has had two save chances in the last week, but Ohlendorf could still be part of the picture.

April 20, 2016 07:59 PM
Reds' Ross Ohlendorf: Third win of the season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ohlendorf won his third game of the season Wednesday after pitching a perfect ninth inning in a tie game, then seeing the Reds rally in the bottom of the inning.

While Ohlendorf pitched well Wednesday, he's gotten those three wins despite not pitching well overall, with an 8.22 ERA so far. Nonetheless, as one of the few quasi-veterans in the bullpen, it's possible that he could get a look in the Reds' closer committee.

March 26, 2016 08:05 PM
Reds' Ross Ohlendorf: Signs contract with Reds
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ohlendorf agreed to a one-year contract with the Reds on Saturday.

Ohlendorf opted out of his minor league contract with the Royals last week in hopes of finding a big league job, and he was able to do just that. He figures to pitch in long relief for the Reds.

March 23, 2016 11:21 AM
Royals' Ross Ohlendorf: Granted release
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ohlendorf was granted his release by the Royals on Wednesday, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Radio in Kansas City reports.

The veteran had hoped to crack the Royals' Opening Day bullpen, but he opted out of his minor league deal Monday, forcing the Royals to either add him to their active roster or grant his release. They've opted to go with the latter, so Ohlendorf will now look to catch on with another organization willing to give the 33-year-old a chance.

March 21, 2016 11:01 AM
Royals' Ross Ohlendorf: Opts out of minor league deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ohlendorf opted out of his minor league contract with the Royals on Monday, ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports.

Ohlendorf's decision means the Royals have 48 hours to either add him to the active roster or grant him his release. Ohlendorf is a journeyman who struggled early in camp, but he tossed a scoreless frame in each of his last five appearances, so the Royals will at least have some thinking to do.

February 18, 2016 02:15 PM
Royals' Ross Ohlendorf: Inks minor league deal with Royals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ohlendorf signed a minor league contract with the Royals on Thursday, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports.

The Royals signed a trio of major league vets on Thursday, inking Clint Barmes, Brian Duensing, and Ohlendorf to minor league deals. There's no word yet on whether those contracts include invites to the Royals' major league camp, however. Ohlendorf made 21 relief appearances with the Rangers last season, working a 3.72 ERA with 19 strikeouts and seven walks.

July 27, 2015 06:20 PM
Rangers DFA Ross Ohlendorf on Monday
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

Rangers pitcher Ross Ohlendorf was designated for assignment Monday, the team announced. Ohlendorf was 1-0 with a 3.52 ERA over 7 2/3 innings this season.

July 25, 2015 12:00 AM
Rangers RP Ross Ohlendorf set for activation early next week
by Marty Gitlin |

Rangers righty reliever Ross Ohlendorf will end his 30-day rehab at Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday, per the Dallas Morning News.

General manager Jon Daniels said Ohlendorf will then be activated by Tuesday.

A right groin strain has prevented Ohlendorf from pitching for Texas since June 3.

July 10, 2015 09:56 AM
Rangers' Ross Ohlendorf strikes out three in first rehab outing
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Rangers pitcher Ross Ohlendorf (groin) had a very promising start to his rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock on Friday. 

The veteran right-hander entered the game in the eighth inning and tossed a scoreless frame. He allowed one hit, while striking out three batters.

He threw 14 of 17 pitches for strikes. He had four strikes looking and five swinging strikes, according to

July 10, 2015 10:00 AM
Rangers RP Ross Ohlendorf to start rehab this weekend
by Jason Lempert | CBS Sports Staff

Rangers right-hander Ross Ohlendorf is expected to begin his rehab assignment this weekend with Triple-A Round Rock, the team announced on Thursday. Ohlendorf will pitch an inning over the weekend, the first time he's appeared in game action since landing on the disabled list with a groin strain on June 7.

There is no clear timetable for Ohlendorf's return to the bullpen at this juncture.

June 12, 2015 04:26 AM
Rangers move P Ross Ohlendorf (groin) to 15-day DL
by Jason Butt |

The Rangers announced on Sunday that pitcher Ross Ohlendorf has been moved to the 15-day disabled list with a right groin strain. 

The move is retroactive to June 4. 

With Ohlendorf going on the DL, the Rangers have called up right-hander Spencer Patton from Triple-A Round Rock. Patton will be available for Sunday's game against the Royals. 

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