Aug 27, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals starting pitcher Ross Ohlendorf (43) throws during the second inning against the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Ross Ohlendorf leaves Nats' game with side injury


Ross Ohlendorf came into the Spring Training game against the Braves, expecting to just get his work in.

Ohlendorf had replaced prospect Blake Treinen, who had been outstanding in his 2 innings of work. The  31-year old righty didn’t get a single hitter out.

He surrendered three singles and a walk; the last single was from Todd Cunningham, and it was there that Ohlendorf felt something tighten up in his side. It has been an issue that has bothered him since Spring Training started, but it wasn’t viewed as anything very serious.

Last season, as a swingman for the Nationals, the odd-pitching Ohlendorf went 4-1 with a 3.28 ERA in 16 games. He started 7 games and pitched 60 total innings. He has only pitched one full season in the Majors and is considered injury prone.

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