Pirates Agree To Terms With LHP Scott Olsen

PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – The Pirates have agreed to terms with left-handed pitcher Scott Olsen, according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnik.

Olsen signed a one-year deal with a club option for 2012.

In the first year, Olsen will have a base salary of $500k with performance-based incentives that could raise his salary another $3 million. The 2012 club option is for $4 million.

Olsen, who pitched the last two years for the Washington Nationals posted a 5.56 ERA, 5.9 K/9, 3.0 BB/9, 1.1 HR/9, and 46.5% ground ball rate in 81 innings 2010.

Along with Olsen, the Pirates signed former San Diego Padres right-hander Kevin Correia at the Baseball Winter Meetings this week.

The Pirates needed to add some arms to the rotation after they traded Zach Duke to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Olsen and Correia will join Ross Ohlendorf and James McDonald in the Pirates starting rotation.

  • eddiethesnitch

    With the Pirates’ pitching ranked 3rd worst in entire MLB, please, please, please give us something to at least hope for aside from Skyblast. Vindicate yourself by proving Michael Keaton wrong.

  • Skip

    What happen to: We will put a competitive team on the field if the tax payers build us a ball park. Un-real.


    WWWAAAADDDDOWWSSKKKYYY is going to buy the Pirates for $100.00

  • Skip

    Hey Nutting. Sell to Mario already…

  • http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2011/03/22/pirates-lhp-scott-olsen-could-start-season-on-dl/ Pirates LHP Scott Olsen Could Start Season On DL « CBS Pittsburgh

    […] Olsen was signed to a two-year contract in the offseason and was planning to compete for a starting rotation spot. […]

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