Anyway, Jose Ascanio out, Will Ohman and Omar Infante in. Ohman is a pure LOOGY, last year appearing in 56 games but for only 36 1/3 innings. His ERA was a hefty 4.95, but that can be deceiving in a pitcher who rarely throws whole innings. Born in Germany, but considering that it was Frankfurt and his middle name is “McDaniel” he’s surely an American military brat.
Infante looked like a player in 2004, when at 22 he hit .264 with 16 homers and 27 doubles. But his power, and his playing time, have dried up since then, and the last two years he’s hit in the .270s but with little secondary offense. Plays all over the infield, will back up short and possibly second for the Braves. Never actually played for the Cubs, coming over for Jacque Jones in a postseason trade. He’s not Chris Woodward, which is faint but definite praise.