Mariners Decline 2013 Option For Olivo

The Mariners announced that they have declined their 2013 option for Miguel Olivo. Olivo's contract included a $3MM club option for 2013, but the Mariners preferred the $750K buyout. The catcher will hit free agency once the World Series ends. 

Olivo, 34, appeared in 87 games last year, posting a .222/.239/.381 batting line in 323 plate appearances. He hit 12 home runs in total, doing more damage against left-handers (seven homers, .657 OPS) than right-handers (five homers, .590 OPS) as usual. Olivo prevented 31% of stolen base attempts against him this past season.

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8 Comments on "Mariners Decline 2013 Option For Olivo"

2 years 11 months ago

Inevitable, but still… whew!

2 years 11 months ago


Stuart Brown
2 years 11 months ago

With a 2.2% walk rate? I don’t think so.

2 years 11 months ago

I wish him well, but I can’t say I’m sad to see him go.

2 years 11 months ago

Rays sign him. He hits .300/.400/.450 with 25 homeruns and 85 RBIs.

2 years 11 months ago

Impossible….He will find a way to have a .230 OBP regardless of that .300 BA.

2 years 11 months ago

So a lot of sac flies?

2 years 11 months ago

In what ways would you view him as an upgrade over Shoppach? His splits against righties are poor. He offers more power, but seems less reliable defensively. They are both strikeout machines (and I’m sure that’s part of the reason Alderson is looking for alternatives to Shoppach).