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Pirates ‘Deeply Interested’ in Scott Olsen

Pirates ‘Deeply Interested’ in Scott Olsen

The Pirates are "deeply interested" in Olsen.

According to Dejan Kovacevic, the Pittsburgh Pirates are "deeply interested" in former Washington Nationals starter Scott Olsen.  Olsen was outrighted off of the Nationals' roster earlier this month, and the left hander chose free agency.

Olsen had his best season in 2008, with a 4.20 ERA in 201.2 innings, with a 5.0 K/9 and a 3.1 BB/9.  Following the season he was traded to the Nationals along with Josh Willingham in exchange for Emilio Bonifacio.  Since the trade, Olsen has combined for a 5.76 ERA in 143.2 innings, with a 6.0 K/9 and a 3.3 BB/9, while dealing with injuries.  Olsen had shoulder surgery in 2009 to repair a torn labrum, limiting him to 62.2 innings.  He returned in 2010, but missed time again with his left should...

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