Ohlman was traded to Boston on Saturday for cash considerations.
Ohlman had signed a minor-league deal with the Rangers in January after spending 2017 in the Blue Jays organization. He made his big-league debut for Toronto last season, appearing in seven games. The 27-year-old will provide organizational depth for the Red Sox and is unlikely to play more than the occasional game in the majors.
Ohlman signed a minor-league contract with the Rangers on Tuesday which includes an invitation to spring training, Jon Heyman of FanRagSports.com reports.
Ohlman spent most of the 2017 season with Triple-A Buffalo, though he earned a few promotions to the Blue Jays throughout the season. He struggled at both stops, however, hitting just .216/.334/.401 in 90 games with the Bisons and .231/.231/.231 in seven games with the Blue Jays. While he'll have a chance to compete for the Rangers' backup catching gig in spring training, it will be tough for him given Texas already has three catchers on its 40-man roster.
The Blue Jays designated Ohlman for assignment Wednesday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
An earlier report suggested Ohlman was just being optioned back to Triple-A Buffalo to make room for Miguel Montero's (groin) return from the disabled list, but the 26-year-old backstop will actually lose out on a 40-man roster spot. Ohlman still seemingly has a good chance at remaining in the Blue Jays organization as catching depth at Triple-A, provided he goes unclaimed off waivers.
Ohlman was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Wednesday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Ohlman was banished back to the minors to make room for Miguel Montero (groin), who was the first of the Blue Jays' three injured catchers to return from the disabled list. During his brief stay with the big club, Ohlman picked up four at-bats while serving as the primary backup to Raffy Lopez.
Ohlman was recalled by the Blue Jays on Saturday.
Ohlman becomes the beneficiary of an injury-depleted Blue Jays catching corps, as Russell Martin (oblique) joined Miguel Montero (groin) and Luke Maile (knee) on the 10-day disabled list Saturday. The rookie backstop made his major-league debut for Toronto earlier this season, going 2-for-9 over five games before being sent back to Triple-A. Ohlman's .222 batting average in the minors leaves much to be desired, however, and he'll be splitting starts with Raffy Lopez until Montero is able to return.
Ohlman will be recalled Saturday if an MRI reveals Russell Martin (oblique) needs to be placed on the disabled list, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
By all indications, Ohlman will likely be needed for Saturday's game against the Pirates. However, he can travel light considering Miguel Montero (groin) is eligible to come off the DL as early as Sunday. Even if the latter isn't ready this weekend, Montero will certainly usurp Ohlman by the middle of next week.
Ohlman said he's been working on a shorter swing to maximize his power and potential, The Buffalo News reports.
The catcher made his major-league debut in early May, only to be designated for assignment a few weeks later. He eventually settled on a Triple-A deal with Toronto, and Ohlman is hopeful he'll return to MLB in due time. Making his swing more efficient and powerful was a priority this offseason. "Stay short to the ball. You can be short and have a bigger swing. That's what we worked on because I wasn't maximizing my potential in the power category," the 26-year-old said. "I'm glad to have some results to show for it." Last season, he combined for just seven home runs in 78 games with Double- and Triple-A. Ohlman has eight already this year, and the 6-foot-5, 240-pound backstop is enjoying a career-high .982 OPS through 30 games with Triple-A Buffalo.
Ohlman accepted his outright assignment to Triple-A Buffalo, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports.
The Blue Jays designated Ohlman for assignment over the weekend, and after passing through waivers, he'll return to the organization at the Triple-A level. Now that Ohlman is off the 40-man roster, he's unlikely to be called back up anytime soon unless Russell Martin or Luke Maile land on the disabled list.
Updating a previous report, Ohlman was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays on Saturday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.
Ohlman had been up with the Blue Jays during Russell Martin's stint on the DL, but with Martin returning Saturday, the club needed to clear a roster spot. The 26-year-old catcher will now be subject to waivers, but could return to the Blue Jays' organization if he goes unclaimed.
Ohlman was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.
Russell Martin's return from the DL will end Ohlman's stint with the big-league club for the time being. Ohlman went 2-for-9 with an RBI and three strikeouts over four games with the Blue Jays. He'll return to Buffalo, where he has seven home runs in just 69 at-bats this season.
Ohlman will start at catcher Monday against the Braves, Steve Buffery of the Toronto Sun reports.
Manager John Gibbons said the rookie will start to give Luke Maile a break. The latter is just 1-for-31 (.032) over 10 games, so Ohlman could grab the attention of his skipper with a big day at the plate (and, of course, solid defense behind the dish). Ohlman has played in one game, going 0-for-3 with a strikeout, since joining the club last week when Russell Martin (shoulder) landed on the DL. At best, the 26-year-old is an extreme punt play in daily formats when he's in the lineup.
Ohlman, who was called up to fill the shoes of Russell Martin (shoulder) on Monday, received praise from manager John Gibbons upon arriving in Toronto, Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reports.
Over eight-plus minor-league seasons, the 26-year-old hit .260/.348/.395 while never seeing big-league action during that time. Through 23 games this year with Triple-A Buffalo, Ohlman hit seven homers en route to a career-best .594 slugging percentage. "I like the way he caught the ball [in Buffalo] and I really liked the way he swung the bat," Gibbons said. "He's a big dude, a big strong guy who looks like he can hit." This opportunity might be Ohlman's one and only chance at sticking in the big leagues. "Here's his break," added Gibbons. "You sign guys as minor-league free agent and you don't always anticipate they're going to get a shot. But you give a guy an opportunity and who knows what happens?" Although Martin isn't expected to be out terribly long, the backup to him is far from a sure thing -- Luke Maile currently owns the gig after Jarrod Saltamacchia was cut loose last week. If Ohlman can put forth an impressive effort during the next week or so, then he could certainly steal the reserve role from Maile.
Ohlman had his contract purchased from Triple-A Buffalo on Monday, Mike Wilner of BlueJaysTalk reports.
Ohlman was added to the roster to take the place of Russell Martin (shoulder), who was recently placed on the 10-day disabled list. The 26-year-old was slashing .246/.388/.594 with seven homers and a 28:15 K:BB through 23 games with Buffalo before earning the promotion. He should serve as the backup to Luke Maile as long as the veteran is sidelined.
Ohlman signed a minor league contract with Toronto on Monday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.
The 25-year-old catcher also received an invite to join the Jays for spring training. Ohlman hit .287 with seven homers and 44 RBI between two of St. Louis' minor league affiliates in 2016.
The Cardinals have removed Ohlman from their 40-man major-league roster.
The announcement doesn't yet say where he'll wind up, but he's so far down on this depth chart that he'll need dominoes to fall before he contributes at the big-league level.
Ohlman has played 27 games at Triple-A Memphis and has a .253/.337/.360 line through 75 at-bats.
For most of the season, Ohlman's batting average has been hovering around the .250 mark. Ohlman finished with a .273/.356/.418 line at Double-A Springfield last season, so his slight drop in production isn't too alarming for a player that had never appeared at the Triple-A level in his career. As the season progresses, Ohlman's main focus will be cutting down on strikeouts, as he's struck out in 45 percent of his at-bats. With Yadier Molina behind the plate in St. Louis, there will be no rush to bring Ohlman up to the show, so he will have plenty of time to polish his game.
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