Pirates add lefty Beimel; Designate Olson
On Friday the Pirates designated Left-hander Garrett Olson for assignment to make room for lefty Joe Beimel on the 40-man roster.
Beimel was rehabbing from arm soreness, which hindered him throughout spring training. He threw on back-to-back days for the Triple-A Indians where he faced the minimum (six) with three strike outs. It was reported that he had no issue afterwards.
Beimel told Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com, “I got all my pitches working. I think that was the big thing. I got the back-to-back games in there to show them I’m ready to go and show myself I’m ready to go. That’s why I’m here.”
The club has 10 days to either trade, release or outright Olson to the minors, if he clears waivers.
Olson allowed one run on two hits over 4.1 (four appearances) innings in relief. He struck out four and walked one.
With Olson gone, Beimel is the only lefty in the bullpen.
*Photo credit: Joe Beimel- Pittsburgh Post Gazette