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.

8 Responses to Mariners Decline 2013 Option For Olivo Leave a Reply

  1. jephdood 3 years ago

    Inevitable, but still… whew!

  2. itsvictor 3 years ago


  3. Eric 3 years ago

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

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

  5. greggofboken 3 years 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).

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