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Will Ohman in Dodgers' camp today; contract next?

March 29, 2009 | 10:41 am

Ohman Will Ohman, perhaps the top reliever still available in free agency, is in the Dodgers' spring training camp today. Ohman worked out for the Dodgers, and then his agent headed into a meeting with Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti, The Times' Dylan Hernandez reports from Camelback Ranch.

Ohman pitched a bullpen session and threw to minor league hitters this morning, before an audience that included several of the Dodgers' decision-makers.

"I've definitely been training with the purpose of being ready for Opening Day," Ohman told Hernandez. "I think I showed that."

Ohman, 31, could become a second left-handed setup reliever, joining Hong-Chih Kuo, whose history of multiple surgeries has made the Dodgers reluctant to use him on consecutive days. Ohman made 83 appearances for the Atlanta Braves last season, with a 4-1 record and 3.68 earned-run average.

-- Bill Shaikin

Photo: Will Ohman, as a member of the Chicago Cubs, pitches against the Dodgers on May 26, 2007. Credit: Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times