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Scott Olsen signs minor-league deal with White Sox

Jan 25, 2012, 1:46 PM EDT

Scott Olsen

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that left-hander Scott Olsen has agreed to a minor-league contract with the White Sox, who add some rotation depth in case they continue to trade more veteran pitchers.

Once upon a time Olsen was a top prospect and had a strong rookie season for the Marlins as a 22-year-old in 2006, but since then he’s been injured and ineffective with a 5.17 ERA in 522 innings.

Olsen didn’t pitch in the majors or minors last season after being cut by the Pirates and will have to show that he’s recovered from shoulder problems.

  1. sosascork - Jan 25, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    Another sign that it’s going to be a tough year on the South Side.

    Should we declare them out of the division race even before this years “SoxFest” convention kicks off this weekend?

  2. proudlycanadian - Jan 25, 2012 at 2:53 PM

    It would be funny if the Red Sox plan to use Olsen as compensation to the Red Sox. Given the Red Sox budget problem, it makes sense for the White Sox to send them a minor league player.

    • trevorb06 - Jan 25, 2012 at 3:40 PM

      Did you start drinking early? This makes no sense. :-P

  3. dgrindsports - Jan 25, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    Olson always had good stuff … nasty movement. not a bad sign for Chicago. Funny though Detroit signs Fielder–Sox, Olson.

    Ever seen Prince savor a triple cheeseburger? google, Daily Grind Sports

  4. landrew120880 - Jan 28, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    Great news Scott. You have the talent and passion for the game that is a rarity today. Go get ‘em dude!

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