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.)


Hong Like a Chih Kuo said...

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

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

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

Mr. Customer said...

Um, it's an omega, of course.