New Addition Olmsted Happy to Be with Brewers

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New Addition Olmsted Happy to Be with Brewers
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If it is true that perseverance eventually pays off, Michael Olmsted must feel that he's close to hitting the jackpot. The big, hard-throwing relief pitcher recently signed a minor-league deal with the Milwaukee Brewers and was added to their 40-man roster, assuring his first invitation to a big-league spring camp. It was a momentous occasion for Olmsted, 25, who overcame Tommy John surgery, being released, pitching in the Japanese minor leagues and the tragic death of his mother to put himself in that position...

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