Pirates Release Ross Ohlendorf

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released right handed pitcher Ross Ohlendorf, who was expected to be a non-tender candidate next week. Ohlendorf was coming off a horrible season, and has dealt with injury problems the last few years. He would have made a raise through arbitration over his 2011 salary had the Pirates kept him around.

The move opens up a spot on the 40-man roster, allowing the Pirates to make a Rule 5 pick.

  • Doesn’t Navarro eat up this roster space? Not that its a big issue we could just DFA Resop, Grilli, Hefner, or Veras.

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