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Sox agree to deal with former Cub Ohman

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Sox agree to deal with former Cub Ohman

Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011
Posted: 12:13 p.m. Updated: 2:51 p.m.By Angie Wiatrowski
CSNChicago.com

As first reported by SI.com's Jon Heyman, MLB.com confirmed that the White Sox have signed former Cub reliever Will Ohman to a two-year contract. The deal is reportedly worth up to 4 million pending a physical.

Ohman was 0-2 with a 3.21 ERA in 68 games split between the Orioles and Marlins last season. He was originally selected in the 8th round of the 1998 MLB Draft by the Chicago Cubs, spending all of 1998 and 1999 in the minor league system.

He made his major league debut in 2000 and was sidelined from 2002-2004 after undergoing Tommy John surgery. He pitched for the Iowa Cubs in 2004 and was called up from the minors in April of 2005.

During eight seasons, Ohman produced a 4.09 ERA with 269 strikeouts over 273 innings.

The 33-year-old reliever fills the need of a left-hander for the White Sox to complete their bullpen changeover which includes the addition of Jesse Crain and the departures of Bobby Jenks, Scott Linebrink, and J.J. Putz.

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