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Scott Olsen chooses free agency

Nov 6, 2010, 11:57 AM EDT

Scott Olsen

Bill Ladson of MLB.com reports that Scott Olsen opted for free agency after he was outrighted to Triple-A Syracuse. The southpaw was arbitration-eligible this winter, so this is essentially an early non-tender.

Olsen has completely fizzled out since compiling a 4.04 ERA and striking out 166 batters over 180 2/3 innings in his rookie season with the Marlins in 2006. He underwent season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum last August and returned to post a 5.56 ERA and 53/27 K/BB over 17 games (15 starts) this past season.

Olsen spent over two months on the disabled list this season because of soreness and inflammation in his surgically-repaired shoulder and was finally shut down in September. With the health of his shoulder in question, he’ll probably have to settle for a minor league deal this winter.

  1. Old Gator - Nov 7, 2010 at 10:59 PM

    The Feesh could always bring him back as a sparring partner for his ole buddy Ricky Nolasco. Things have been too quiet in that dugout since Edwin Rodriguezzzzzzzzz took over.

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