The Pirates purchased Beimel's contract today.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have purchased the contract of left handed reliever Joe Beimel, and have designated left handed reliever Garrett Olson for assignment.  Beimel was signed in late January to a minor league deal, paying him $1,750,000 in the majors, with $300,000 in potential performance bonuses.  He suffered a few injuries during Spring Training, and wasn't able to start the season on the 25-man roster, which prompted the Pirates to claim Olsen off of waivers from the Seattle Mariners.

Olson made four appearances with the Pirates, with a 2.08 ERA, and a 4:3 K/BB ratio in 4.1 innings.  The Pirates have ten days to trade, waive, or release him.  My guess is that they'll probably try to hang on to him, assuming he clears waivers, s...

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