The A’s have signed 29-year old lefty starter/reliever Garrett Olson to a minor league deal. Olson pitched in 1 game out of the pen for the Mets last year and he was 0-0 with a 108.00 ERA and a 12.00 WHIP. He also pitched in 34 games (21 starts) in AAA-ball last year in which he was 4-7 with a 4.63 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP. Olson has now pitched in 104 games (44 starts) in his first six years in the majors and he is 14-22 with 1 save, a 6.26 ERA and a 1.67 WHIP. I don’t see Olson helping the A’s in 2013, but I also didn’t think Travis Blackley would in 2012….so you never know.