Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Left-handed reliever Will Ohman has joined
the Washington Nationals on a minor league contract, the team announced
The deal includes an invitation to spring training.
A veteran of nine major league seasons with six different teams, Ohman spent
the last two years with the Chicago White Sox but struggled in 32 appearances
during 2012, registering a 6.41 earned run average while surrendering six home
runs in just 26 2/3 innings pitched.
Ohman did limit left-handed hitters to just a .186 batting average last
season, however, and has held fellow southpaws to a .210 clip over the course
of his career.
The 35-year-old, expected to compete with Bill Bray and Zach Duke for a lefty
specialist role in the spring, owns a 12-16 record with a 4.28 ERA over 483
lifetime games with the Chicago Cubs, Atlanta, Los Angeles Dodgers, Baltimore,
the Marlins and White Sox.
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