Ohlendorf Awarded $1.5M Raise

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Despite a one win season last year, Pirates pitcher Ross Ohlendorf won his salary arbitration hearing on Wednesday.

Ohlendorf, who made $439,000 last season, was awarded a raise to $2.025 million by the arbitrators. The Pirates were offering $1.4 million.

Ohlendorf pitched in 21 games last season going 1-11 with a 4.07 ERA. The numbers were down from his 2009 season when he went 11-10 with a 3.29 ERA.

With the completion of the Ohlendorf hearing, the Pirates have now come to terms with all of their players who were arbitration eligible.

Wil Ledezma, Jeff Karstens, Joel Hanrahan and Ronny Cedeno settled with the team before their hearings went before the arbitrators earlier in the off-season.

The first full-squad workout for the Pirates is Saturday, Feb. 19, and the first Spring Training game against a major league team is Sunday, Feb. 27 against the Tampa Bay Rays.

  • italianbella412

    Bunch of losers ..

  • Robert Wendel

    The guy is a nice guy and a Princeton graduate. But how does any pitcher who won only one gane all season deserve that big a raise? The club ownership must be a bunch of fools.

  • Mon River Towing

    Im tired of people saying Ross is smart because he went to Princeton. Watch any of his interviews and you’d think he went to DeVry.

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