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Bill Ladson

Nationals outright Ohlendorf; righty chooses free agency

Nationals outright Ohlendorf; righty chooses free agency

WASHINGTON -- The Nationals have reinstated right-hander Ross Ohlendorf from the 60-day disabled list and outrighted him off the 40-man roster. He then elected to become a free agent.

This past season, Ohlendorf, 32, missed most of the season because of a lat strain. He spent time with Triple-A Syracuse, Class A Advanced Potomac and the Gulf Coast Nationals and went a combined 1-1 with a 4.80 ERA in seven games.

Ohlendorf was more productive in 2013, going 4-1,with a 3.28 ERA in 13 games. After Ross Detwiler was put on the DL in July of that year, Ohlendorf was put in the rotation, but, according to then-manager Davey Johnson, it appeared Ohlendorf ran out of gas after five innings late in the year.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the Time. He also can be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.