Will Ohman

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Will Ohman
Ohman with the Chicago White Sox
Born: (1977-08-13) August 13, 1977 (age 41)
Frankfurt, West Germany
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 19, 2000, for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
June 27, 2012, for the Chicago White Sox
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 12–16
Earned run average 4.28
Strikeouts 336

William McDaniel Ohman (born August 13, 1977) is a German–born former American professional baseball pitcher. In his career, he has played for the Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, Baltimore Orioles, Florida Marlins and Chicago White Sox.

College career

He played for Pepperdine University in the late 1990s, where he met his wife.

Professional career

Chicago Cubs

Ohman during his time with the Cubs.

Ohman was selected in the eighth round of the 1998 MLB Draft by the Chicago Cubs. He spent all of 1998 and 1999 in the Cubs minor league system.

Ohman made his major league debut on September 19, 2000 against the Milwaukee Brewers, pitching one scoreless inning of relief. He also pitched for the Cubs in 2001, but had Tommy John surgery in 2002 and did not pitch again until 2004. In 2004, he pitched for the minor league Iowa Cubs and in the following off-season, he was added to the Major League 40 man roster. On April 26, 2005, he was called up from the minors and on the same day, made his major league first pitching appearance since 2001. Ohman also recorded the Opening Day win for the Cubs on April 2, 2006.

Atlanta Braves

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Ohman with the Braves in 2008.

On December 4, 2007, Ohman was traded along with Omar Infante to the Atlanta Braves for José Ascanio. With Atlanta, Ohman enjoyed a successful season out of the Braves' bullpen, appearing in 83 games. He finished the season as one of the team's most successful relievers, with a record of 4-1 and an ERA of 3.68. He became a free agent at the conclusion of the season.[1]

Los Angeles Dodgers

On March 30, 2009, Ohman signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers,[2] and made the club out of spring training as a situational left-handed reliever.

However, Ohman only made 21 appearances with the Dodgers in 2009 and spent the last four months of the season on the disabled list after suffering a shoulder injury. The Dodgers declined his option on October 16 and he became a free agent.[3]

Baltimore Orioles

Ohman was invited to the Orioles camp as a non-roster invitee. He made the team on April 3, 2010. He appeared in 51 games for the Orioles, with a 3.30 ERA.

Florida Marlins

On July 31, 2010, Ohman was dealt to the Florida Marlins in exchange for Rick VandenHurk. He appeared in 17 games for the Marlins, with a 3.00 ERA.

Chicago White Sox

On January 8, 2011, Ohman agreed to a 2-year, $4 million contract with the Chicago White Sox.[4] He appeared in 59 games in 2011, with a 4.22 ERA. On June 28, 2012, Ohman was designated for assignment after appearing in 32 games with a record of 0-2 and an ERA of 6.41.[5] He was released on July 3.

Cincinnati Reds

Ohman signed with the Cincinnati Reds on July 21, and was assigned to the Triple-A Louisville Bats.

Washington Nationals

Ohman signed a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals on February 11, 2013. He was released on March 9, 2013.

Pitching style

Ohman's repertoire consists mainly of four-seam and two-seam fastballs around 88–91 mph, as well as a slider at 79–82. He throws a handful of curveballs and changeups. Half of his pitches with two strikes are sliders.[6]


  1. [1]
  2. Dodgers sign reliever Ohman
  3. Dodgers decline option on Ohman
  4. Report: White Sox agree to two-year, $4 million deal with Will Ohman
  5. "Reliever Ohman designated for assignment". MLB.com. Retrieved 27 June 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Brooks Baseball · Home of the PitchFX Tool - Player Card: Will Ohman". Brooks Baseball. Retrieved 19 June 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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