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Career W-L
37-49
 
Career ERA
4.85
Name  Scott Olsen
Born  1/12/1984
Height  6-4
Weight  210
Number  
Position  SP
Bats  L
Throws  L
12/10/2010 11:02:00 PM
Description: The Pirates have signed Olsen to a one-year, $500,000 contract with a $4 million club option for 2012.
Insight: The deal is incentive-laden, with the possibility Olsen could earn $3 million more in 2011. He went 4-8 with a 5.56 ERA over 17 appearance (15 starts) for Washington in 2010 and has battled shoulder issues in recent years. (RapidDraft.com)
 
9/2/2010 8:05:00 AM
Description: Olsen allowed nine runs on eight hits over only 1.2 innings on Wednesday against the Marlins. He walked two and struck out one.
Insight: Olsen lost his sixth straight start as he fell to 3-8 with a 5.88 ERA. (RapidDraft.com)
 
9/1/2010 8:34:00 PM
Description: Scott Olsen gave up nine runs in 1 2/3 innings tonight.
Insight: In two of his last five starts he hasn't made it out of the second inning. He shouldn't be used in any leagues.
 
8/28/2010 9:00:00 AM
Description: Olsen allowed three runs, one earned, on five hits over six innings on Friday against the Cardinals. He walked one and struck out five.
Insight: Olsen pitched well but ended up with his fifth straight loss. He fell to 3-7 with a 4.91 ERA. (SportsBuff.com)
 
8/23/2010 8:23:00 AM
Description: Olsen allowed four runs on nine hits over six innings on Sunday against the Phillies. He walked two and struck out three.
Insight: Olsen lost his fourth straight start as he fell to 3-6 with a 5.21 ERA. (SportsBuff.com)
 
8/18/2010 8:28:00 AM
Description: Olsen allowed three runs on three hits over five innings on Tuesday against the Braves. He walked one and struck out four.
Insight: Olsen lost his third straight start as he fell to 3-5 with a 5.14 ERA. (SportsBuff.com)
 
8/4/2010 8:08:00 AM
Description: Olsen allowed five runs on seven hits over 5.2 innings on Tuesday against Arizona. He walked one and struck out three.
Insight: Olsen lost for the first time since May 21st as he fell to 3-3 with a 4.12 ERA. (SportsBuff.com)
 
7/30/2010 7:32:00 AM
Description: Olsen allowed three runs, two earned, on five hits over six innings on Thursday against the Braves. He walked two and struck out one.
Insight: Olsen came off the DL and made his first start since May 21st. He picked up his first win since April 30th and is now 3-2 with a 3.67 ERA. (SportsBuff.com)
 
7/29/2010 4:48:00 PM
Description: Nationals SP Scott Olsen picked up his 3rd win on the season, allowing 3 runs (2 earned) in 6 innings of work against the Braves; he gave up 5 hits and 2 walks, while striking out just one.
Insight: He won't get a lot of wins or K's, so he is best used as a spot starter in DEEP NL-only leagues.
 
5/28/2010 3:33:00 PM
Description: The Washington Post reports that Olsen has still not started throwing again.
Insight: Olsen is dealing with a shoulder injury and he does not feel strong enough to pitch at the moment. (SportsBuff.com)
 
5/22/2010 10:16:00 AM
Description: Olsen allowed four runs on six hits over three innings on Friday against the Orioles. He walked three and struck out one.
Insight: Olsen lost for the first time in April 20th as he fell to 2-2 with a 3.77 ERA. (SportsBuff.com)
 
5/17/2010 8:34:00 AM
Description: Olsen allowed one run on five hits over 6.2 innings on Sunday against the Rockies. He walked one and struck out three.
Insight: Olsen has been pitching very well lately, allowing only four earned runs over his last five starts. He got a no-decision and remains at 2-1 with a 3.15 ERA so far this season. (SportsBuff.com)
 
5/12/2010 8:51:00 AM
Description: Olsen allowed two runs on nine hits over 5.1 innings on Tuesday against the Mets. He walked one and struck out two.
Insight: Olsen pitched well and was actually taken out of the game after only 82 pitches. He did not factor into the decision as the bullpen blew the lead. He remains at 2-1 with a 3.51 ERA. (SportsBuff.com)
 
5/7/2010 9:40:00 AM
Description: Olsen allowed two runs, one earned, on two hits over 7.1 innings on Thursday against the Braves. He walked one and struck out eight.
Insight: Olsen took a no-hitter into the eighth inning but ended up with a no-decision. He remains at 2-1 with a 3.54 ERA as he has only allowed one earned run in his past three starts. (SportsBuff.com)
 
5/1/2010 11:02:00 AM
Description: Olsen pitched six scoreless innings, allowing five hits in a win over the Marlins. He walked three and struck out four.
Insight: Olsen had his second straight scoreless outing as he has thrown 13 scoreless innings over that span. He improved to 2-1 with a 4.36 ERA in four starts this season. (SportsBuff.com)
 
4/26/2010 8:28:00 AM
Description: Olsen threw seven shutout innings on Sunday against the Dodgers. He allowed six hits, walked one and struck out a season-high eight batters.
Insight: Olsen finally found a groove as he pitched extremely well for his first win of the season. He is now 1-1 with a 6.14 ERA in three starts this season. (SportsBuff.com)
 
4/21/2010 8:40:00 AM
Description: Olsen allowed six runs on seven hits over two innings on Tuesday against the Rockies. He walked one and struck out one.
Insight: Olsen had a perfect first inning but then it all fell apart as he took the loss. He is now 0-1 with a 11.74 ERA in two starts so far this season. (SportsBuff.com)
 
4/16/2010 8:17:00 AM
Description: Olsen allowed four runs on five hits over 5.2 innings against the Phillies on Thursday. He walked three and struck out five.
Insight: Olsen made his first start since being shut down last July with a shoulder injury. He had an okay outing as he got a no-decision in the Nationals' win over the Phillies. (SportsBuff.com)
 
3/19/2010 8:19:00 AM
Description: Olsen gave up one unearned run in four innings during an intrasquad game on Thursday.
Insight: Olsen did not feel any pain and is on track to being ready to begin the season in the Nationals' starting rotation. (SportsBuff.com)
 
2/23/2010 8:33:00 AM
Description: MLB.com reports that Olsen threw his first bullpen session of the Spring and did not have any issues with his left shoulder.
Insight: Olsen had surgery on his left pitching shoulder last season but it is great news that there was no pain. He is hoping to be ready for Opening Day. (SportsBuff.com)
 

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