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Tyler Olson (baseball) Wikipedia
Tyler Ray Olson (born October 2, 1989) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut with the Seattle Mariners in 2015.
Olson attended University High School in Spokane Valley, Washington. He enrolled at Gonzaga University and pitched for the Gonzaga Bulldogs baseball team. He pitched for the Bulldogs as a freshman in 2009, but took a redshirt in 2010 when he suffered a shoulder subluxation. In 2012, his junior year, he was added to the Bulldogs' starting rotation, and pitched 110 innings.
The Oakland Athletics selected Olson in the 17th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball draft. Olson did not sign with Oakland, returning to Gonzaga for his senior year. As a senior, Olson had a 9-4 win–loss record and a 2.48 earned run average (ERA) in 101 2⁄3 innings pitched. He was named the West Coast Conference's Pitcher of the Year.
The Seattle Mariners selected Olson in the seventh round, with the 207th overall selection, of the 2013 MLB Draft. He signed with the Mariners and began his professional career with the Everett Aquasox of the Class A-Short Season Northwest League. He started the 2014 season with the High Desert Mavericks of the Class A-Advanced California League, and was promoted to the Jackson Generals of the Class AA Southern League during the season.
The Mariners invited Olson to spring training in 2015. He made the Mariners' Opening Day roster. He went on the disabled list with a knee injury in May. He was activated and optioned to the Tacoma Rainiers of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League (PCL) on June 2. Olson finished the 2015 season with a 1–1 win–loss record and a 5.40 ERA in 11 relief appearances for the Mariners.
Olson was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for cash considerations on December 18, 2015, but was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on January 6, 2016. On January 12, the Dodgers traded Olson and infielder Ronald Torreyes to the New York Yankees in exchange for minor leaguer Rob Segedin and a player to be named later or cash. He began the 2016 season with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders of the Class AAA International League, and was promoted to the major leagues on April 15. The Yankees designated Olson for assignment on June 7. The Kansas City Royals claimed Olson off of waivers and optioned him to the Omaha Storm Chasers of the PCL. The Cleveland Indians claimed him off waivers from the Royals on July 9, and assigned him to the Columbus Clippers of the International League. The Indians designated him for assignment on August 4. On August 14, 2016, he was sent outright to Columbus.
Olson began the 2017 season with Columbus. The Indians purchased his contract on July 21, 2017, and he faced one batter against the Toronto Blue Jays that night.