|2012-13 Perth Heat Michael Ohlman card front - © 2013 Adam East|
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Michael Ohlman - 2012-13 Perth Heat
Ohlman, an American import from the Orioles organisation came to Perth for the 2012-13 ABL season with an interesting history. He had been playing in the Orioles system since 2009, reaching low A level before receiving a shoulder injury from a car accident during 2012 Spring Training. He was later found guilty of testing positive for a "drug of abuse", resulting in a 50 game suspension, causing him to miss additional time. He resumed back with a short stint at Rookie level and then the low A level Delmarva Shorebirds later in the year. Presumably the Orioles wanted to give him the chance to gain some additional game time from that missed by the events of earlier in the year, and sent him Down Under to the Heat for the Australian summer.