The Dodgers signed reliever Will Ohman to a one-year minor league contract with major league terms worth about $1.55 million with a $2 million club option for 2010 with a $200,000 buyout The Pirates offered more money but they were never seriouslly considered as Ohman was set on joining the Giants or Dodgers.
It has been well noted for weeks that the Pirates had a strong interest in reliever Will Ohman. The Pirates initial offer in February was worth $1.1 million per season which was rejected but the Post-Gazette reported last night talks have continued between the two sides. According to sources, Ohman has a strong desire to play on the West Coast and there’s speculation that Pirates are just being used as a ploy by Ohman’s agent to drive up the price for other suitors Sources indicate the Pirates have increased their earlier offer from $1.1 million to
The Pirates, Padres, and Marlins all have offers on the table for reliever Will Ohman who is considered one of the best lefty relievers remaining on the market. The sweepstakes for Ohman may be down to the Pirates and Marlins. It was reported today that the Padres appear to be a long-shot and may be out of the running for Ohman. It’s believed the Pirates and Marlins have higher offers on the table. The Pirates offer is believed to be in the $1.1 million range. As of yesterday Ohman, 31, was reportedly waiting for other offers from three contenders. The Phillies, Cardinals made inquiries and were considered two of the three contenders Ohman was waiting on but reports surfaced today that both teams won’t be pursuing Ohman. The Mets and Dodgers have remained in touch with Ohman but no offer has been made to this point