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Washington Nationals Activate Ross Ohlendorf, Send Ian Krol to Syracuse

The Washington Nationals reinstated right-handed pitcher Ross Ohlendorf from the 15-Day Disabled List and optioned left-handed pitcher Ian Krol to Syracuse. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

The 31 year-old Ohlendorf is 2-0 with one hold and a 1.85 ERA (7 ER/34.0 IP) in 10 games/two starts in his first season with the Nationals. In two spot starts (win on June 12 at Colorado, no-decision on July 26 vs. New York Mets) with Washington this season, Ohlendorf is 1-0 with a 1.38 ERA (2 ER/13.0 IP).

He posted a 5.14 ERA (4 ER/7.0 IP) during two rehab assignments, one apiece with Triple-A Syracuse (August 10) and Single-A Potomac (August 16), since being placed on the Disabled List on August 4.

Ohlendorf is 20-32 with a 4.87 ERA in 118 games/75 starts spanning seven seasons with Washington, San Diego, Pittsburgh and New York (AL).

Krol, 22, went 1-1 with one hold (June 12 at Colorado) and a 3.24 ERA in 27 appearances in his first big league stint with the Nationals.

Manager Davey Johnson said that Krol will be recalled after rosters expand on September 1. Krol hasn’t done a bad job, but the rookie’s had some bumps recently and with the way Drew Storen’s pitched since being recalled this was the right move to make in my opinion. I like Krol and think the kid has a bright big league future ahead of him.

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  • JWLumley

    Ian Krol to the minors….the first crack in the facade that was the Michael Morse trade. Let’s hope AJ Cole pitches like the guy he’s been in AA and not the guy he was in A ball. The other scary thing is that Ohlendorf’s velocity really fell off the longer he pitched last night. Perhaps he’s a great long reliever who can give you 4 innings, but no more or perhaps he needs to be stretched out. I don’t know.