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Mariners Reach Agreement With Miguel Olivo

The Mariners won't be going young at catcher anytime soon.  Today they reached an agreement with backstop Miguel Olivo on a two-year, $7MM deal, tweets Jon Paul Morosi of FOX SportsGeoff Baker of the Seattle Times notes, "Adam Moore's stock with this team appears to have taken a hit."  As you might expect, Olivo has been told he's the No. 1 catcher.

Olivo, 32, hit .269/.315/.449 with 14 home runs in 427 plate appearances for the Rockies this year.  He caught 935 innings, throwing out 42% of attempted basestealers.  Olivo previously played for the Mariners in parts of the '04 and '05 seasons after coming over from the White Sox in the Freddy Garcia trade.  This is a nice contract for Olivo, who is represented by Martin Arburua.  He's the fifth catcher to score a multiyear deal this winter.

The Rockies shipped Olivo to the Blue Jays in November, who declined his mutual option at the price of $500K and later offered him arbitration.  They'll now get a supplementary draft pick for their troubles.








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