Nats resign pitcher Ross Ohlendorf
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.