Brewers Sign Michael Olmsted

The Brewers have signed minor league free agent Michael Olmsted and placed him on the 40-man roster, reports Tom Haudricourt of The Journal Sentinel. The right-hander stands a robust 6-foot-7, 245 lbs.

Olmsted, 25, pitched to a 1.52 ERA with 14.0 K/9 and 2.3 BB/9 in 59 1/3 relief innings between Double-A and Triple-A in the Red Sox's system last year. MLB.com's Peter Gammons wrote about Olmsted's amazing story this past August, which includes Tommy John surgery, the death of his mother, and a stint in the Japanese minor leagues.


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15 Comments on "Brewers Sign Michael Olmsted"


TDKnies
2 years 8 months ago

I immediately like this decision.

Jim McGrath
2 years 8 months ago

Unfortunately it was an odd man out situation–I think the Brewer fans will like this guy–he was liked by a lot of Portland Sea Dog Red Sox fans. Good luck with the BrewCrew.

Carl Gonzalez
2 years 8 months ago

That strikeout and walk rate is beyond incredible. Good pickup for the Brewers.

2 years 8 months ago

And so the bullpen rebuild has begun. With that body size and those numbers, it shouldn’t be too hard for him to land a spot in the bullpen.

2 years 8 months ago

VERY sad to see him leave the Red Sox organization. not resigning him makes so little sense i’m at a loss for words

You Know Who
2 years 8 months ago

Wow why would anyone let this kid go? Solid numbers this past year and is still young. I’m surprised more teams didnt inquire about him

dc21892
2 years 8 months ago

Seriously. Not too excited about this.

Ryan
2 years 8 months ago

Have to say, it is pretty confusing why the Red Soxs let this guy get away, but the Brewers sure took advantage.

johnsilver
2 years 8 months ago

Another guy who should have been added to the 40 man roster, but Boston so far has kept multiple discards instead and still has upside people just like Olmstead that they have ‘fixed” in Josh Fields on the bubble who can be taken in the rule 5 draft if they refuse to remove people like Nava and Valencia to protect them.

Devern Hansack
2 years 8 months ago

I have very little faith in Cherington. Lin and Olmsted are off the roster, while bums like Valencia, Rosario, and Stewart are safe. I don’t get it.

johnsilver
2 years 8 months ago

There was talk he(Olmstead) was going to get added, or that both parties were going to come to a mutual agreement and Olmstead would remain with the Sox system. Failing not returning to the system? It is unfathomable they can keep so many people on the 40 man who are of -0- use and allow pieces who are of use to walk, 1st Lin as you mentioned and now Olmstead.

i fully expect the 27YO Fields, who they worked with for 1 and a half years to fix and was the 8th overall pick back in 2008 to be left off of the 40 man and someone will grab him quickly during the Rule 5 draft. Now that he can throw strikes.

It is getting old how they operate with the constant parade of little high upside retreads at both the Pawtucket and MLB 40 man roster level.

Goriax
2 years 8 months ago

I am pretty amazed that this guy didnt land in Toronto with AA’s love for hard throwing relievers.

toddcoffeytime
2 years 8 months ago

Classic Doug Melvin off the trash heap bullpen success story in the making.

Sage
2 years 8 months ago

I am in love with this decision. Young, big, strikeout bullpen arm. Just what we need to start this bullpen rebuild in Milwaukee.

Garret Strachota
2 years 8 months ago

when they say last year do they mean 2011 or 2012 that he put up those numbers?