Pirates Close To Deal With Scott Olsen

The Pirates reached a tentative agreement with lefty Scott Olsen on a one-year, incentive-laden deal, reports MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch.  Olsen's agent Matt Sosnick tells MLBTR "nothing is done yet."  Langosch says the deal will become official if Olsen passes a physical later this week.  He'll have a base salary in the $1MM range, tweets Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Olsen, 27 in January, posted a 5.56 ERA, 5.9 K/9, 3.0 BB/9, 1.1 HR/9, and 46.5% groundball rate this year in 81 innings for the Nationals.  Olsen had labrum surgery in July of '09 and was sidelined for much of this season with soreness.

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