Olsen suspended two games for insubordination

MIAMI -- The Florida Marlins suspended left-hander Scott Olsen for two games without pay because of insubordination and
conduct detrimental to the team, manager Fredi Gonzalez said

Scott Olsen


Gonzalez said Olsen's penalty stemmed from an incident Sunday
after Olsen was relieved, but would not elaborate.

Olsen won Sunday against the Washington Nationals, giving up two
runs and six hits in five innings. Gonzalez said the decision was
made "collectively."

Olsen began serving the suspension Monday and will not miss his
scheduled start Friday at home against the Cincinnati Reds. Olsen
was not in the clubhouse Monday to comment on the suspension.

The suspension will cost him $4,153.01.

The Marlins starter is 7-7 with a 5.15 ERA this season. He was
12-10 with a 4.04 ERA in 2006.

Olsen has been in trouble in the past. He received a black eye
last season from his friend and former teammate, reliever Randy Messenger, in an off-the-field incident in St. Petersburg, Fla.

In June, Olsen was fined an unspecified amount for making an
obscene gesture toward fans in Milwaukee when he was removed from
his start and making his way to the dugout.

The last player the Marlins suspended was pitcher A.J. Burnett
at the end of the 2005 season.