The media learned on September 7 that the Yakult Swallows are planning to part ways with thirty-five-year-old Ross Ohlendorf. They are expected to place him on waivers.
Ohlendorf is currently in the United States. He left Japan on August 17 to get a second opinion on his right shoulder.
[UPDATE 9/14 @ 4:27pm]
The NPB changed Ohlendorf’s status to free agent today.0 Comments
The Yakult Swallows announced today that Ross Ohlendorf temporarily returned to the United States for a second opinion on his right shoulder. He is expected to return to Japan before the end of the month.
Source: Nikkan Sports 8/17/2017
[UPDATE 8/28 @ 1:11am]
The Swallows announced on August 27 that there is no timetable for Ohlendorf’s return to Japan. No abnormalities were discovered during an MRI exam on August 24 (US time), but he still has some discomfort in his shoulder.
Source: Sports Hochi 8/27/20170 Comments