The Pirates have released Scott Olsen according to Colin Dunlap of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (on Twitter). He has not pitched this year due to a hamstring injury.
Olsen, 27, signed a one-year worth just $500K this winter, though he could have earned another $3MM through incentives. GM Neal Huntington told Dunlap: "We believed we were not going to have a good opportunity for Scott and made this move to allow him to find a better situation."
Olsen is a still fairly young left handed starter whose shown in the past that he can be a reasonably descent to mediocre pitcher in the majors, yet teams don’t seem to want him around. Just goes to show what having a bad attitude, run ins with the law and constantly arguing and fighting with your teammates will do for your reputation. This guy could have carved out a descent enough career for himself if he’d have had even a bit of common sense.
elscorcho the marlin
totally agree. there was a lot that happened in florida to flush him out. very poor attitude.
Thank God. This guy is such a bum.
my thoughts exactly still never forget what that guy said about philly, could not have happen to a nicer d-bag, ha ha
An ‘angry-drunk’ alert is now in effect for the Pittsburgh metropolitan area.
Mets looking for starters maybe a fit for that price
Grab this guy….
Turn him into a middle inning reliever or left handed specialist..
He is only 27.
This guy is such a bum that if any team signs him they are degrading themselves to an organization without any class. At that point the team that does end up signing him should also sign Milton Bradley, I feel Scott Olsen and Milton Bradley will get along just fine and create great team chemistry lol.
I seem to recall that Scott Olson had some sort of ‘misunderstanding’ early on in spring training about what his role on the team would be. If I recall, he thought he was guaranteed a rotation spot, and the Pirates wanted him to compete for a spot in the pen or the rotation.
Is he not pitching because he’s still hurt, or because the Pirates just weren’t pitching him in the minors? It’s pretty obvious he’s more trouble than he’s worth. Having said that, his relative youth and left handedness should give him another shot with someone.
Yankees for both.
I wish I had 3MM.