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White Sox release left-handed reliever Will Ohman

Houston Astros v Chicago White Sox

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 8: Relief pitcher Will Ohman #77 of the Chicago White Sox stands in the dugout after the ninth inning against the Houston Astros at U.S. Cellular Field on June 8, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Astros defeated the White Sox 8-3. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

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Last week the White Sox designated Will Ohman for assignment just hours after he finished a blowout win and today they released the veteran reliever.

Ohman and his $2.5 million salary predictably passed through waivers unclaimed, but now that he’s available for a prorated share of the minimum salary the left-hander should be able to draw some offers.

Ohman’s overall numbers are terrible with a 6.41 ERA in 27 innings, but he held left-handed hitters to a .182 batting average and had a 3.78 ERA with 97 strikeouts in 95 innings during the previous two seasons.