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Pirates and Scott Olsen finalize one-year deal with 2012 option

Dec 9, 2010, 11:17 AM EST

Scott Olsen

As expected, the Pirates and Scott Olsen have agreed to a one-year contract with a team option for 2012.

Olsen, who’s gone 24-38 with a 5.17 ERA since a solid rookie season in 2006, will try to resurrect his career in Pittsburgh while earning $500,000 in base salary with another $3 million in potential incentives.

According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com the Pirates will also hold a $4 million option on Olsen for 2012, giving them a chance to retain him at a somewhat reasonable rate just in case he finally breaks through with a big year at age 27.

  1. Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Dec 9, 2010 at 11:25 AM

    Now the Yankees will have to make their offer for Lee 8 years!

  2. hnirobert3 - Dec 9, 2010 at 11:28 AM

    Sad to see Scott “Batting Practice” Olsen leave the NL East.

  3. Old Gator - Dec 9, 2010 at 12:11 PM

    Quick note: there’s nothing wrong with Olsen’s arm. Just ask Ricky Nolasco’s lip.

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