Clarification on Scott Olsen’s 2011 Salary

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 salary in 2011, and a $100 K buyout on his option in 2012.  If you notice on the 2011 40-man roster page, I’ve got him listed as being paid $550 K for the year, even though he has been released. The...

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Pirates Release Scott Olsen

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 December 6th, the same day as Kevin Correia, to a one year, $450,000 deal.  The deal included an option for $4 M in 2012, with a $100,000 buyout.  I wasn’t a fan...

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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 complete.  Today, I updated the future payroll commitments chart, with the salaries, years of control, and arbitration years for the 2012-2015...

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Spots Opening Up In The Bullpen

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 would make the majors, despite their non-roster invitee status.  The final spot was seen as a battle between out-of-options relievers Kevin Hart and Jose Ascanio, and the loser of the...

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Olsen no longer a rotation candidate

Scott 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 most of the spring. He has only pitched 2.1 innings, allowing four runs while walking three and striking out one. Morton, on the other hand, has had a very good spring. He has a...

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