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Nationals would grant Ohman his release

Nationals pitcher WIll Ohman could have his release granted if he asked for it.

Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

Will Ohman could be granted his release if he asked for it, reports William Ladson of MLB.com.

Ohman was re-assigned to the team's minor league camp before yesterday's game ended, but has not yet asked for his release. He does not have an out-clause in his deal, but the Nationals would be willing to release him if he wanted to pursue a better opportunity elsewhere.

The 35-year old has been an effective lefty-specialist for most of his career, and he has been able to sustain a long career because of that. He has pitched for the Cubs, Dodgers, Orioles, White Sox, and now the Nationals. He could get some interest from teams looking for Triple-A bullpen depth, but that role would not be all too different from what he is facing in Washington.

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Ohman struggled last season, pitching 26.2 innings and posting an ERA of 6.41. Ohman may be finished as a pitcher, which his recent statistics would certainly support.

Ohman could receive interest from teams such as the Mets, who could certainly add some bullpen depth, or the Tigers, if they wanted a veteran presence in the bullpen to calm the young Bruce Rondon. It is yet to be seen what course of action Ohman will take in response to being cut.

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