Olson agreed Tuesday with the Red Sox on a minor-league contract, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Olson boasts a 3.83 ERA and 9.0 K/9 across 124 MLB relief appearances with the Mariners, Yankees and Cleveland. The 31-year-old lefty was part of the Cubs' 60-man roster pool in 2020, but he never received a call-up to the big club. Olson will report to the Red Sox's alternate site in Fort Myers, Fla. before likely moving on to Triple-A Worcester when the minor-league season gets underway.
Olson signed a minor-league deal with the Cubs on Friday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
Olson spent the last two seasons with Cleveland but hit free agency in November after refusing an outright assignment to the minors. The 30-year-old had a 4.40 ERA, 1.63 WHIP and 28:16 K:BB over 30.2 innings during 2019 and likely will need a strong showing in spring training to crack the Cubs' Opening Day roster.
Olson (infection) became a free agent after refusing an outright assignment to the minors Monday.
Olson was a fine but forgettable reliever for the Indians last season, posting a 4.40 ERA in 30.2 innings. He came down with shingles in early August and did not pitch in the big leagues the rest of the year.
Olson (infection) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Sunday, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
Olson is battling shingles and was placed on the injured list Aug. 2. He's made two appearances with Triple-A Columbus since, throwing a total of one inning and striking out three. However, this move will end his season and free a spot on the 40-man roster for the team.
Olson (infection) is scheduled to pitch Friday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
The southpaw has been on the shelf since Aug. 2 as he is reportedly battling shingles, but the update is encouraging as he progresses toward a potential return. If all goes well Friday, Olson could still require a few more sessions before he's ready to rejoin the big-league club.
Olson was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with a non-baseball medical condition, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
Olson allowed three runs over 1.1 innings during Thursday's appearance but his trip to the IL appears to be unrelated. According to Zack Meisel of The Athletic, the 29-year-old is battling shingles and it's unclear how long he's expected to be on the shelf.
Olson was recalled from Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday.
Olson is up to replace Andrew Miller, who hit the disabled list with a left shoulder impingement. Olson has an ugly 6.75 ERA in 20 innings with the Indians so far this season, though his underlying numbers paint a prettier picture. His walk rate (9.0 percent) and groundball rate (39.6 percent) are close enough to average, while his 30.3 percent strikeout rate is quite good, leading to a promising 3.39 xFIP.
Olson was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Saturday.
While Olson has thrown a pair of scoreless frames for Cleveland since the team recalled him Tuesday, the spot was expected to be temporary with Adam Plutko's promotion for Saturday's start pending. That's indeed the case, and Olson will return to Columbus, where he's dominated to the tune of a 1.86 ERA and 0.54 WHIP with a 13.97 K/9 and a 0.93 BB/9 over 9.2 frames this season. He should remain at the forefront of potential promotions should another spot in the bullpen open up.
Olson was recalled from Triple-A Columbus on Tuesday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
The Indians will have an extra arm in the bullpen for the next few days after Trevor Bauer hit the disabled list with a small stress fracture in his right fibula. Olson's stay could be short, as Adam Plutko is expected to be called up Saturday to take Bauer's place in the rotation. Olson's ugly 7.50 ERA in 18 innings this season suggests he's best suited for a low-leverage role.
Olson will be optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Friday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Olson has thrown 18 innings for the Indians this season, posting an ugly 7.50 ERA. He's been particularly poor since returning from a lat strain in mid-July, appearing in five games and giving up four runs in two innings. He's no longer needed in Cleveland after the team acquired Brad Hand and Adam Cimber from the Padres on Thursday.
Olson (lat) was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list Wednesday.
After starting a rehabilitation assignment July 5, Olson has proven he's healthy enough to return to the bullpen. He's having a rough season through 28 appearances, as he sits with an alarming 7.27 ERA and 1.62 WHIP with 23 strikeouts over 17.1 innings.
Olson (lat) made a rehab appearance for Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday, retiring two of the three batters he faced and notching a strikeout.
Olson tossed 17 pitches (11 strikes) in the outing, which marked his first game action since June 16. It's expected that the reliever will make another appearance or two in the minors before being activated from the 10-day disabled list. Prior to being shut down with the left lat strain, Olson turned in a 7.27 ERA and 1.62 WHIP over 17.1 innings.
Olson (lat) is scheduled to face hitters Wednesday, Jordan Wolf of MLB.com reports.
The Indians haven't announced that Olson will report to a minor-league affiliate, so the assumption is that he'll stick with the big club and pitch a simulated game in Kansas City. Olson traveled with the Tribe to Oakland over the weekend and completed two bullpen sessions without incident, marking his first mound work since being placed on the disabled list June 17.
The Indians placed Olson on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with a strained left lat, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.
Olson likely picked up the injury during his appearance in Saturday's 9-3 loss to the Twins, when he retired just one of the four hitters he faced en route to giving up two runs. The Indians don't have a firm timetable for Olson's return, but one should come forth once he's cleared to resume throwing again. Evan Marshall was recalled from Triple-A Columbus to take Olson's spot on the active roster.
Olson was activated from the paternity list Saturday.
He will resume his role as the Indians' No. 2 lefty in the bullpen. Olson has a 6.75 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 17 strikeouts in 12 innings this season.
Olson was put on paternity leave prior to Friday's game.
Olson will be away from the team for at least one game, and may miss up to three games while awaiting the birth of his child. In a corresponding move, the Indians reinstated Andrew Miller (hamstring) from the disabled list.
Olson has allowed three runs on three hits while striking out 11 across six innings in 2018.
Olson owns a 4.50 ERA and 0.50 WHIP in eight appearances out of the Giants' bullpen. He figures to see mid-to-high leverage opportunities in the future, as he's put up scoreless outings in six of his last seven games and collected a hold on April 10 against the Tigers.
Olson threw a scoreless ninth inning against the Angels on Thursday to earn his first career save.
Regular closer Cody Allen had a scheduled off day and Andrew Miller pitched the seventh, leaving Olson to protect a three-run lead in the ninth. He converted with ease and is now up to 26 appearances without an earned run allowed this season. The lefty specialist could find himself pitching in some key spots in the postseason.
Olson retired the only batter he faced Wednesday against the Tigers to pick up his sixth hold of the campaign.
The left-handed specialist has now secured a hold in five of his last six appearances -- four of which required him to get just one out. Olson continues to own a flawless 0.00 ERA through 21 games (13.2 innings) this season, and he's done a fine job picking up some of the load left by Andrew Miller (knee). That said, Miller is due back this week, and Olson's high-leverage opportunities are likely to subside at that time.
Olson has yet to allow a run through a career-high 14 appearances for the Indians this season.
The 27-year-old owns an impressive 13:3 K:BB and 1.10 WHIP through 10 innings. Manager Terry Francona has entrusted the left-hander with some medium-leverage opportunities over the past month, so Olson has a chance sneak a few holds under his belt in the short term while Andrew Miller (knee) is sidelined.
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