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December 9, 2010 at 11:37 AM

Mariners sign catcher Miguel Olivo to two-year deal

Geoff is scrambling to catch a plane home from the winter meetings, so I’m going to come out of the bullpen (from Seattle) to pass on news that the M’s have indeed signed catcher Miguel Olivo to a two-year contract. Geoff reached Olivo in the Dominican Republic moments ago and he confirmed the deal, which will pay him $7 million over two years, with an option for 2013. Olivo said he has been told he will be the No. 1 catcher.
Olivo, of course, has been with the Mariners before, coming over from the White Sox, along with Jeremy Reed and Mike Morse, in exchange for Freddy Garcia on June 27, 2004. In 104 games in 2004-05, he hit just .176, but did have 11 homers in 330 plate appearances. The M’s shipped him to San Diego at the trade deadline in 2005 for Miguel Ojeda and Nathanael Mateo.

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