Red Sox Sign Ross Ohlendorf, Mauro Gomez to Minor League Contracts


There will be a couple of more fresh faces in Red Sox camp when things get going this weekend and into next week.

The team announced that it signed veteran pitcher Ross Ohlendorf and first baseman Mauro Gomez to minor league deals. Both received invites to spring training as non-roster members and will be placed on the Triple-A roster.

The 29-year-old Ohlendorf spent much of the 2011 season on the disabled list, but he did make nine starts for the Pirates. He went 1-3 with an 8.15 ERA and a 1.94 WHIP over 38 2/3 innings. His best season came in 2009 when the right-hander went 11-10 in 29 starts with the Pirates, posting a 3.92 ERA in 176 2/3 innings of work.

Gomez spent the 2011 season in the Atlanta Braves system. He hit .304 in 135 games while adding 24 home runs and 90 RBIs. The 27-year-old has yet to make his big league debut, but he's averaged 23 home runs and 88 RBIs over his last three seasons at High-A, Double-A and Triple-A.

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