Full name TYLER RAY OLSON...Married, Shayna...Son, Maddox...Graduated from University High School (Wash.) in June 2008…Played college baseball at Gonzaga University and was named 2013 West Coast Conference Pitcher of the Year and WCC Pitcher of the Month for April 2013...2018-19 Tribe Fest participant.
Opened the season on the Major League club, and after a stint on the Disabled List and two tenures with AAA Columbus, ended the season on a positive note...After recording 30 scoreless outings over 20.0 innings in 2017, he allowed two runs in his 2018 debut at Seattle on a Mitch Haniger home run...Was with the Indians from Opening Day until being placed on the 10day D.L. on June 17 with a left lat strain...Activated from the D.L. on July 11...Was optioned to AAA Columbus, July 20-August 12 and again from August 18-28...Was with Cleveland August 13-17 and from August 29 through the end of the season...With Columbus, he recorded an ERA of 3.65 (5ER/12.1IP) and limited Triple-A hitters to a .186 (8-for-43) average against, including a .143 (3-for-21) mark by left-handed hitters...Did not allow a homer at AAA...Recorded an ERA of 7.65 over his first 29 games with Cleveland (15ER/17.2IP) and did not allow a run over his last 14 outings after July 13 (9.2IP, 5H, 0 runs, 4BB, 16SO)...34 of his 43 outings were scoreless on the season...Lefties recorded an average of .182 (10-for-55) with an OPS of .595... Righties posted a season OPS of .926...Struck out 25 of 60 left-handed batters faced (41.7%)...Recorded five holds on the year...Batters hit .366 (15-for-41) with runners on base and .333 (8-for-24) with RISP...Allowed no extra-base hits in his last 7.1 innings pitched.
Was very reliable over the last two months of the season, originally called on to replace Boone Logan as the second left-handed option in the bullpen before becoming the lone left-hander in the 'pen until September after Andrew MIller's knee issues forced him to the D.L. twice in August...Did not allow a run in any of his 30 appearances with Cleveland, covering 20.0 innings...Tied Paul Assenmacher for the longest scoreless appearance streak in Indians franchise history, and also represented the longest scoreless appearance streak in MLB this season…Opened the year in AAA Columbus after a strong spring (2.53 ERA, 11 games), posting a mark of 2-0 with 2 saves and a 3.21 ERA in 34 relief appearances (42.0IP, 28H, 15ER, 12BB, 54SO, .189 avg, 11.6 SO/9.0IP)...For the season he limited Triple-A left-handed batters to a .127 (9/71, 5HR) average against and an overall mark of .170 (8/47) average against with runners on base and .077 (2/26) average with runners in scoring position...He did not allow a run over his 7 July outings (6.1IP, 1H, 7SO)...Worked 2.0IP in 9 outings and at least 1.0 IP in 25 outings for the Clippers…Spent two stints with Cleveland, July 21-24 and July 31-remainder of season...Worked 2.0 scoreless innings on August 1 at Boston (season-high) and worked 0.2IP or less in 18 of his 30 outings at the Major League level...Fanned 8.1 batters per 9.0IP with Cleveland, limited lefties to a .162 (6/37, .460 OPS) average against and an overall mark of .059 (2/34) with runners on base...Olson's .059 BAA with runners on represented the lowest in Major League Baseball (min. 30 BF with men on)...Picked up his second career win, his first since April 11, 2015 with Seattle (at OAK) on Sept. 20 at LA Angels and tossed a scoreless 9th inning the following day to preserve a 4-1 win and notch his first Major League save…In going the entire season without allowing a single run, Olson set a number of records, both at the franchise and league levels...Olson's 20.0 scoreless innings (0R/0ER) now rank as the most in MLB history for a season in which a pitcher allowed no runs, previously held by Karl Spooner - 18.0IP for BRO in 1954...Earl Moore did not allow an earned run in 26.0 innings for Philadelphia-NL in 1908, but surrendered four unearned runs over just three appearances (all starts)...His 30 appearances in a completely scoreless season (0R/0ER) shattered the previous MLB record of 14 by Eric Gunderson (NYM) in 1994.
Split the season between the Yankees, Royals and Indians organizations, making one Major League appearance for the Yankees on April 15 vs. Seattle, his former club... Around that outing he appeared in 11 games/3 starts for the Yankees Triple-A club before being designated on June 7 and later claimed by the Royals...Appeared in 5 games for AAA Omaha (2ER/6.1IP) before being designated on July 5 and claimed by the Indians on July 9 and optioned to AAA Columbus... Was outrighted off the 40-man on August 14 (Michael Martinez claimed from BOS on 8/4) and spent the rest of the season with the Clippers...Was on the Minor League disabled list from August 17-Sept. 1 with migraine headaches... Combined on the year allowed a Minor League batting average of .209 (14-67, .632 OPS) vs. left-handed batters...Did not allow a run over his 3 playoff outings for Columbus (2.0IP, 4SO).
Saw his first Major League action, going 1-1 with a 5.40 ERA (13.1IP, 8ER) in 11 relief appearances for Seattle...made his first career Opening Day roster...Made his Major League debut on 4/7 vs. Los Angeles-AL, throwing one pitch and inducing an inning-ending double play by Erick Aybar (0.2IP)...is the first pitcher to record two outs and throw only one pitch in his Major League debut since at least 1988, the earliest season for which Baseball-Reference has complete pitch data...Earned his first Major League win on 4/11 at Oakland, tossing a scoreless 10th inning (2H, 2BB/1IBB, 1K)...also recorded his first career strikeout in the game (Eric Sogard, swinging)...Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 5/9 (retroactive to 5/3) - 6/2 with a right knee bruise...was optioned to Tacoma on 6/2...Following the season, made six starts for Cibao in the Dominican Winter League, posting an 0-2 record and 5.91 ERA (21.1IP, 25H, 15R/14ER, 8BB, 19K, 2HR)...Spent most of the season with Triple-A Tacoma, going 3-5 with one save and a 4.47 ERA (54.1IP, 27ER) in 25 games (six starts)...Attended spring training as a non-roster invitee with the Mariners, posting a 0.00 ERA (12.2IP, 3R/0ER, 15K) in 10 relief appearances...Was acquired by Los Angeles-NL from Seattle in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations on 12/18/15...was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on 1/6/16...was acquired by the Yankees with INF Ronald Torreyes from Los Angeles-NL in exchange for INF Rob Segedin and a player to be named later or cash considerations on 1/12/16.
Combined to go 12-8 with a 3.46 ERA (148.1IP, 57ER) and 127K in 27 starts with Single-A High Desert and Double-A Jackson...led all Mariners minor leaguers in wins, innings pitched and strikeouts...In five starts for High Desert, went 2-1 with a 3.13 ERA (23.0IP, 8ER) before being promoted to Jackson on 5/1...Made 22 starts for Jackson, going 10-7 with a 3.52 ERA (125.1IP, 49ER) and 100K en route to becoming Jackson's first 10-game winner since J.R. Mathes went 10-8 in 2006...went 3-5 with a 4.56 ERA (71.0IP, 36ER) over his first 13 Double-A starts, compared to 7-2 with a 2.15 ERA (54.1IP, 13ER) over his final nine starts...Went 5-1 with a 1.18 ERA (38.0IP, 5ER) in six August starts, holding opponents to a .199 (28-for-141) batting average while striking out 30 batters over the span.
Made his professional debut with Single-A Everett, going 2-4 with one save, a 4.33 ERA (54.0IP, 26ER) and 48K in 18 games (eight starts)...Made eight starts from 6/17-7/26, going 1-3 with a 4.20 ERA (40.2IP, 19ER) before finishing the season in the bullpen, where he went 1-1 with a 4.73 ERA (13.1IP, 7ER)...Recorded his first professional win with a 9.0-inning complete game shutout, while striking out a season-high 10 batters on 7/10 at Eugene (1H, 1BB)...was named Northwest League "Pitcher of the Week" for the period from 7/8-14.