Pirates announce Olsen signing
The Pirates officially announced on Friday a one-year deal with left-handed pitcher Scott Olsen.
Olsen became a free-agent in November after being out righted by the Washington Nationals.
He will make $500,000 for the 2011 season with the chance to earn up to $3 million in performance bonuses. The deal also includes a club option for 2012.
Olsen, 27, went 4-8 with a 5.56 ERA through 81 innings pitched with the Nationals. He struck out 52 while walking 23.
In six major league seasons, Olsen is 37-49 with a 4.85 ERA in 130 games (127 starts). He has struck out 528 and walked 239 in 723 innings.