UPDATE: The Yomiuri Giants just cancelled contract negotiations regarding about pitcher Ross Ohlendorf in the middle stages, saying that they’re now contended with new pitcher acquisition Arquimedes Caminero and infielder Casey McGehee, and have also said that they will no longer add foreign reinforcement this off-season, according to the report.
Free Agent right-handed pitcher, Ross Ohlendorf, 34, will be playing his next season in NPB (Nippon Professional Baseball) with the Yomiuri Giants of the Central league, an announcement was made just today. According to the report, negotiations are still currently ongoing (though momentum is strong), as both sides are discussing a one-year deal. Role with the team is still yet to be known, but is likely to be used a starter for the upcoming season.
Ross Ohlendorf played for 9 years there at the Major league level (with the New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, Washington Nationals, Texas Rangers, and Cincinnati Reds respectively). He currently owns a record of 30-41, and an earned run average of 4.82 in 209 games played (586.2 innings pitched) in his big league career, primarily as a reliever. He finished his 2016 regular season campaign with the Cincinnati Reds posting a 5-7 record, along with an earned run average of 4.66 in 64 games (65.2 innings pitched) in the year, as a reliever.