Official: Ross Ohlendorf signs with Tokyo Yakult Swallows

It is official, the contract details for Ross Ohlendorf was said to be on a one-year deal worth an estimated 176 million Yen (1.5 million USD in annual salary), he will also wear the uniform number 34, according to the report.


Free Agent right-handed pitcher Ross Ohlendorf, 34, will be playing with the Central league team Tokyo Yakult Swallows next season in the NPB (Nippon Professional Baseball) after talks with the Yomiuri Giants broke down 2 days ago (December 21) in the middle stages, an announcement was made just today. According to the report, it’s a one-year deal for Ohlendorf, though contract details regarding about annual salary is still not yet known, but will soon be released in a few days. He will be used primarily as a starter for the upcoming season.

Ross Ohlendorf 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. 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 9 year big league career with the Yankees, Pirates, Padres, Nationals, Rangers, and Reds respectively… primarily as a reliever.

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