All posts tagged "Scott Olsen"

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    Clarification on Scott Olsen’s 2011 Salary

    Olsen is owed the full $550 K that the Pirates guaranteed him. The Pittsburgh Pirates released Scott Olsen last week, after Olsen spent the start of the 2011 season on the 60-day disabled list.  The Pirates originally signed Olsen to a one year, $550 K guaranteed deal, which included a $450 K...

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    Pirates Release Scott Olsen

    Olsen has been released by the Pirates. The Pittsburgh Pirates have released left handed pitcher Scott Olsen, according to Colin Dunlap.  The move isn't really a surprise, as Olsen has been on the 60-day disabled list, and doesn't really have a spot on the team when he returns. Olsen was signed on...

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    Early Look at the 2012 Payroll

    Earlier this week the 2011 40-man roster and payroll page was updated, giving the estimated payroll for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2011, based off of the Opening Day roster.  A lot can, and will, change between now and the end of the 2011 regular season, so that payroll figure is far from...

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    Spots Opening Up In The Bullpen

    Olson should make the Opening Day roster with Olsen and Beimel hurt. At the start of the off-season, the bullpen looked pretty crowded.  The Pittsburgh Pirates had locks in Joel Hanrahan, Evan Meek, Chris Resop, and Jeff Karstens.  They added Joe Beimel and Jose Veras, and almost immediately proclaimed that each reliever...

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    Olsen no longer a rotation candidate

    Olsen no longer a rotation candidateScott Olsen has been removed from game action, and is no longer a candidate to begin the season in the Pirates rotation. Olsen was expected to compete with Charlie Morton and others for the fifth starter spot, but he has been slowed by a hamstring injury for...

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    Has Charlie Morton Won the 5th Starter Job?

    Has Morton already won the 5th starter role? Coming in to the Spring, the Pittsburgh Pirates had a battle for the 5th starter role between Charlie Morton, Scott Olsen, and Brad Lincoln.  The battle was largely seen to be between Morton and Olsen, with Lincoln destined to return to AAA to work...

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    Trouble From Scott Olsen?

    Colin Dunlap shared the following quote from left handed pitcher Scott Olsen, who the Pittsburgh Pirates signed this off-season: “They didn’t bring me in here to be a bullpen guy,” Scott Olsen told the Post-Gazette. “They want to do that, we are going to have to have a conversation about it, and we...

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    Huntington on Doumit, Olsen, Rodriguez

    Rob Biertempfel has some updates from General Manager Neal Huntington: The trade market for Doumit has died down. -Trade talks for Ryan Doumit have died down, according to Huntington.  He did mention that things usually pick back up the first few weeks of the season.  I think it's pretty much a guarantee...

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    25-Man Roster Notes: Veras, Beimel, Olsen, Ascanio, Hart

    A few notes on the 25-man roster... Veras will make the team out of Spring Training. -We heard on Wednesday that Joe Beimel will make the roster, which is a move that was expected.  Rob Biertempfel has an update on another bullpen move, noting that manager Clint Hurdle has said Jose Veras...

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    2011 Spring Training Battles: Bullpen

    Hanrahan could be announced as the closer this week. Yesterday I reviewed the battle for the fifth starter spot, noting that I saw it as a battle between Charlie Morton and Scott Olsen.  As reader "BLZR" pointed out in the comments, that's pretty much the approach the Pirates will be taking this...

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