Jun 02, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Will Ohman (77) throws a pitch against the Seattle Mariners during the sixth inning at US Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Nationals Sign Will Ohman

Bill Ladson of MLB.com reports that the Washington Nationals have signed left-handed pitcher Will Ohman to a minor league deal (via Twitter).

I said earlier today that the Nationals need to stock up on depth everywhere they can, specifically mentioning second baseman Freddy Sanchez as a depth option, but I’m all for adding more depth to the pitching staff.

This marks the second time in a week that the Nationals have added a major-league caliber reliever on a minor league pact, as they also signed Jeremy Accardo on February 5. Former pitcher Micah Owings also inked a contract with Washington the following day, though it appears he may be transitioning to first base full-time.

Like Accardo, local fans may remember Ohman from his time with Baltimore in 2010, where he posted a 3.30 ERA in 57 appearances before getting traded to Miami midseason. For his career, Ohman owns a 6.41 ERA across 10 seasons with a 12-16 record to show for it. Ohman will likely battle with fellow lefties Accardo and Bill Bray for the honors to join Zach Duke in the big league pen in April.

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