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Red Sox Offseason: Russ Ohlendorf Signed To Minor League Deal, According To Report

The Red Sox have agreed to a minor league deal with veteran starter Russ Ohlendorf, according to a report on

Ohlendorf spent the 2011 season with the Pittsburgh Pirates, making eight starts and posting a 8.15 ERA. The 29-year has been a member of the Pirates organization since 2008, when he was acquired from the New York Yankees.

Ohlendorf, a graduate of Princeton University, has a career record of 14-28 with an ERA of 4.77. He was used as a reliever during his time in New York before being made a starter in Pittsburgh.

The Red Sox spring training will officially begin on Sunday, when pitchers and catchers are due to report. Some pitchers, including Josh Beckett, Jon Lester and Clay Bucholz, have already arrived in Fort Myers, FL to begin their preseason work. The rest of the team will join the pitchers and catchers by February 23rd.

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