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Miguel Olivo | Catcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (38) / 7/15/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 207
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Giants signed C Miguel Olivo to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
The last we heard from Olivo, he was released by the Dodgers in May of 2014 after biting teammate Alex Guerrero's ear in a dugout fight. The 37-year-old spent last season in the Mexican League. Olivo will be in camp with the big club, but he's not going to crack the Opening Day roster. Feb 2 - 4:34 PM

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Dodgers released C Miguel Olivo.

The Dodgers aren't very pleased with Olivo, who took a bite out of teammate Alex Guerrero's ear in a dugout fight Tuesday afternoon at Triple-A Albuquerque. The 35-year-old catcher was batting .368/.407/.605 with four home runs and 20 RBI in 20 games this season at the Triple-A level but may struggle to find a new team. Guerrero needed plastic surgery and could be out for five weeks.
Thu, May 22, 2014 02:12:00 PM

The Albuquerque Isotopes placed Miguel Olivo on the suspended list following Tuesday's incident in which he bit off a portion of Alex Guerrero's ear.

The length of the suspension isn't yet known. We figured Olivo would simply be released by the Dodgers, but it seems that will have to wait. According to Mark Saxon, the Dodgers have told their personnel not to comment on the incident.
Wed, May 21, 2014 07:13:00 PM

Dodgers optioned C Miguel Olivo to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Olivo hit .217/.240/.304 in 23 at-bats with the Dodgers. He was optioned to make room for A.J. Ellis on the active roster.
Wed, May 14, 2014 07:02:00 PM

Dodgers purchased the contract of C Miguel Olivo from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Tim Federowicz was doing nothing offensively, so the Dodgers will go a different direction at catcher while they wait for A.J. Ellis to recover from knee surgery. Olivo, 35, had a surprising .390/.438/.661 batting line in 64 plate appearances this season for Albuquerque.
Wed, Apr 30, 2014 04:05:00 PM

Dodgers reassigned C Miguel Olivo to minor league camp.

The 35-year-old backstop asked the Dodgers for his release earlier in the day on Sunday. He hit .263 (5-for-19) with three RBI in nine Cactus League contests with the Dodgers this spring.
Sun, Mar 16, 2014 04:24:00 PM

Miguel Olivo has asked the Dodgers for his release.

He made the request after finding out he will not make the trip with the team to Australia. The Dodgers haven't officially released Olivo yet, but he'll seek a major league deal when he is cut loose.
Sun, Mar 16, 2014 10:04:00 AM

Dodgers signed C Miguel Olivo to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Olivo played 33 games for the Marlins last season, batting just .203/.250/.392 with four homers, before being released. He'll compete for the backup job behind A.J. Ellis but will most likely start the season at Triple-A.
Tue, Jan 21, 2014 07:46:00 PM

Miguel Olivo has elected free agency.

Olivo was placed on the restricted list last month after he walked out on the Marlins, and was finally designated for assignment earlier this week. The veteran backstop batted just .203/.250/.392 in 33 games with Miami, but should be able to find a new opportunity elsewhere.
Fri, Jul 5, 2013 04:38:00 PM

Marlins activated C Miguel Olivo from the restricted list; designated him for assignment.

Olivo walked out on the Marlins in May after they refused to grant his release request. The veteran catcher batted just .203/.250/.392 in 33 games with the Fish.
Wed, Jul 3, 2013 05:35:00 PM

Marlins placed C Miguel Olivo on the restricted list.

Olivo hasn't started since May 12 and is batting just .203/.250/.392 in 33 games this season. The Miami Herald reports that Olivo walked out on the Marlins after the team refused to grant his request for release. Jordan Brown has been called up from Triple-A New Orleans to take his roster spot.
Sat, Jun 15, 2013 12:44:00 PM

Marlins signed C Miguel Olivo.

Olivo was released earlier Thursday by the Reds after he failed to crack their Opening Day roster, but he landed on his feet quickly as the backup in Miami behind Rob Brantly, at least until Jeff Mathis returns. The Marlins signed him to a 45-day waiver, so he can be released during that time period without being owed the remainder of his $800,000 salary. Olivo batted .222/.239/.381 with 12 home runs and 29 RBI in 87 games for the Mariners last season.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 06:06:00 PM

Reds released C Miguel Olivo.

Reports have indicated that the Marlins are interested in acquiring Olivo to be their backup catcher. The 34-year-old batted .222/.239/.381 with 12 home runs and 29 RBI in 87 games for the Mariners last season.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 10:24:00 AM

The Reds have made Miguel Olivo a $100,000 retention bonus in hopes that he will report to Triple-A Louisville.

Olivo lost out to Devin Mesoraco for the Reds' backup job, but the club is hoping he'll stick around as depth. It's possible he'll be able to find a major league job as a backup somewhere else, though.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 06:30:00 PM

Reds signed C Miguel Olivo to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported earlier Friday that the deal was close, and now it's official. Since it's a minor league deal, it doesn't necessarily mean Devin Mesoraco will begin the year at Triple-A, as Olivo could be the one sent down. The 34-year-old backstop batted .222/.239/.381 with 12 home runs over 87 games with the Mariners last season.
Fri, Feb 1, 2013 02:31:00 PM

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