According to Colin Dunlap, Garrett Olson has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Indianapolis. The Pirates claimed the left handed reliever in the middle of March, at a time when Joe Beimel was injured and expected to miss the start of the regular season. Beimel recently returned, and his addition to the roster forced the Pirates to waive Olson.
Olson will be eligible for minor league free agency after the season. With today’s additions to the Indianapolis bullpen, along with the demotion of Olson, you have to wonder if someone will be on the outside looking in. The Indianapolis bullpen currently includes Chris Leroux, Dan Meyer, Daniel Moskos, Justin Thomas, Cesar Valdez, Tony Watson, and Tim Wood. Jose Ascanio is at the level on rehab assignment, and the additions of Blaine Boyer and Brett Sinkbeil, plus Garrett Olson, give Indianapolis 11 options for the bullpen. The Pirates will need to create some space for these three new additions.Pirates Prospects is FREE today in honor of the Wild Card game. You get special access to all of our content, which is typically reserved only for subscribers. We cover the Pirates 365 days a year, with live coverage all throughout the playoffs, and off-season coverage of the minor league players in the Arizona Fall League and Winter Leagues. During the season we average well over 6 articles per day on the Pirates. This is the best stop if you're a hardcore Pirates fan, and the subscription prices are very low.
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