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 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 of the move at the time, as Olsen had a history of attitude problems, off the field personal issues, and a bit of an ego. We got a glimpse of that ego during Spring Training, when Olsen mentioned that he was brought in to start, and if the team wanted to use him as a reliever, there would have to be a conversation. That might see...
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