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White Sox sign Scott Olsen to minor-league deal

BRADENTON FL - FEBRUARY 20: Scott Olsen #26 Pittsburgh Pirates poses during PhoDay Sunday February 20 2011 McKechnie Field BradentFlorida.

BRADENTON, FL - FEBRUARY 20: Scott Olsen #26 of the Pittsburgh Pirates poses during Photo Day on Sunday, February 20, 2011 at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida. (Photo by David Carlson/MLB Photos via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Scott Olsen

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Updated: February 27, 2012 9:57AM



The White Sox signed former Marlins and Nationals left-handed starter Scott Olsen to a minor-league contract Wednesday. Olsen, who’s 37-49 with a 4.85 ERA in his career, had shoulder problems and was released by the Pirates last May. He didn’t pitch for Pittsburgh.

Olsen’s deal includes a big-league option for 2013 but doesn’t include an invite to big-league camp this spring, a Sox official said.

Olsen, 28, was a sixth-round pick out of Crystal Lake South High School in 2002 by the Marlins. He made 31 or more starts for the Marlins in 2006, ’07 and ’08.

Daryl Van Schouwen



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