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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
Left-hander Wil Ledezma was claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday.
Ledezma was designated for assignment on December 23rd in order to add left-handed pitcher Aaron Thompson to the 40-man roster.
The Pirates avoided arbitration with Ledezma in November when they re-signed him to a one-year contract. The deal was worth $700,000 in the majors, $300,000 in the minors, which is now the Blue Jays responsibility.
Ledezma made 27 appearances with the Pirates during the 2010 season. He went 0-3 with a 6.86 ERA through 19.2 innings.
With the loss of Ledezma, the Bucs are left with two left-handed relievers in the pen: Daniel Moskos and Tony Watson. Neither have Major League experience.
Before the DFA of Ledzma, Manager Clint Hurdle said he wanted to add two more southpaw’s to the bullpen.