Nats resign pitcher Ross Ohlendorf

Updated: December 3, 2013

The Washington Nationals avoided salary arbitration with pitcher Ross Ohlendorf, instead signing him to a new one year deal.

Ohlendorf provided solid depth for the Nationals last season as a reliever and spot starter.  In 16 games, Ohlendorf made 7 starts and posted a 4-1 record with a 3.28 ERA.  In 60.1 innings, he yielded 14 walks compared to 45 strikeouts.  Right-handed batters hit just .228 off Ohlendorf while lefties hit .268.  Ohlendorf will serve as starting rotation depth, could be in the mix for fifth starter, and could land as a long reliever in the Nats bullpen.  Ohlendorf’s deal is for $1.5 million.

In addition to signing Ohlendorf, the Nats also tendered eight players.

The following arbitration-eligible players were tendered contracts by the Nats: Doug Fister, Tyler Clippard, Ian Desmond, Detwiler, Wilson Ramos, Stephen Strasburg, Drew Storen and Jordan Zimmermann.