Thursday, February 11, 2010

O's Pick Up Dodger Castoffs

The mid-Atlantic storms must be getting to the Baltimore folks, as the Orioles have just picked up former Dodgers and current lefties Will Ohman and Mark Hendrickson:

Ohman, 32, had a 5.84 ERA in 21 appearances for the Los Angeles Dodgers in an injury-shortened 2009. For his big league career, which spans parts of seven seasons and 324 appearances, Ohman has held left-handed hitters to a .204 average.

"I think it's always good to have experience in your bullpen," Orioles manager Dave Trembley said. "This gives us another left-handed situational guy to look at. I wanted to have another lefty in the bullpen besides [Mark] Hendrickson. Now we have some options, and we'll go to spring training and figure it out. But I like Ohman's track record. He's done it. It's a plus for us if it works out."

If it's a plus for the Orioles if it works out, then it's a minus if it doesn't, right? And if it's neutral, is it a 0? Or an ampersand? Or a carat?

(Hendrickson story, in case you're interested, here.)


Wesley Vento said...

Not Mark Hedrickson! Ned was about to invite him to Spring Training too! Someone call Tanyon Sturtze.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

In a world where Will Ohman has a job before Joe Beimal...

Nostradamus said...

Um, it's an omega, of course.