Scott Olsen proclaims himself ready

Scott Olsen felt better yesterday and claims he is ready to go.

Scott Olsen is naturally optimistic, but even he started to worry a bit about his sprained right ankle when he hobbled off the team's charter from New York on Sunday night. 

"It hurt when I got off the plane," Olsen said. "It looked bad. That's probably the worst it was."

His ankle remained tight when he got up Monday morning, but by the time he got toDolphin Stadium it had started to loosen up. He decided to play catch in the soggy outfield grass with Matt Treanor, which led to a few minutes of long toss, and before you knew it Olsen had hopped over the bullpen fence and was climbing atop the mound. 

Forty-six pitches later, including 29 from a full windup, Olsen was pronouncing himself good to go for Thursday's scheduled start against the Cardinals. 

"Felt fine," he said. "I'll be out there for sure." 

---

Olsen admitted his ankle probably wouldn't be 100 percent by Thursday, but as long as it doesn't affect his normal throwing motion he isn't concerned. 

"I've got to pitch either way, so it's not really relevant how I feel," he said. "If it's 50 percent, I'll go out there. It's a lot better now than it was."

With Olsen on track, fellow lefty Andrew Miller (patellar tendinitis) will make a second rehab start for Class A Jupiter on Thursday. Miller should throw about 80-85 pitches.

After all the Marlins have been through with young pitchers and injuries, let's just say, when they claim they are fine, I take it with a grain of salt.  

While I would prefer Olsen to make the start than say, Hendrickson. However, if he is going to keep aggravating the injury by pitching then it would be best if he didn't pitch on Thursday.  With Olsen being young and strong and Thursday being a little while away  he may be, basically, good to go by then.

Scott being able to his side work is a very good sign.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Fish Stripes

You must be a member of Fish Stripes to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Fish Stripes. You should read them.

Join Fish Stripes

You must be a member of Fish Stripes to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Fish Stripes. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker