Texas Rangers News: Rangers Sign RHP Ross Ohlendorf To A Minor League Contract

The Texas Rangers have added more potential bullpen depth and spot-starting potential to the fray after signing right-handed pitcher Ross Ohlendorf to a minor-league contract on Friday with an invitation to spring training.

Ohlendorf spent most of last season on the Washington Nationals' disabled list, nursing what has been a lingering back issue for the 32-year-old. All in all, he amassed just 60.1 innings with the big league club in 2014 along with 14.2 in the minors.

The Rangers were likely looking at Ohlendorf's 2013 numbers before making this deal, when the swingman posted a 3.28 ERA and 45/14 K/BB ratio over seven starts and nine relief appearances with the Nationals.

If he makes the team, he'll likely serve as the team's long man with the potential of taking a starting turn due to either injury or needed rest for the rotation.

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