Ross Ohlendorf Elects Free Agency

PITTSBURGH - MAY 21: Ross Ohlendorf #49 of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the game on May 21, 2010 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Right-handed pitcher Ross Ohlendorf has exercised his opt-out clause on his minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox, according to Ben Nicholson-Smith of MLBTradeRumors. Ross Ohlendorf should be able to find other minor league gig if he chooses to go that route.

Ohlendorf signed a minor league deal with the Red Sox in mid-Februray and has been pitching down in Class Triple-A Pawtucket the whole season. The 29-year-old had posted a 4.61 ERA across 52 2/3 innings of work (10 starts) along with a 2.47 strikeout-to-walk ratio, but is allowing nearly 10 hits per 9 innings.

The Red Sox had to call up Ohlendorf by the 1st of June or the righty could opt out of his contract. The team's pitching has still been struggling, ranked only better than the Twins in pitchers ERA, but Felix Doubront and to a certain degree Daniel Bard seem to have solidified the two back end rotation slots in manager Bobby Valentine's rotation.

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