Olivo - who was brought in from minor league camp - filled in for Trevor Brown (forearm) and went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in Monday's loss to the Athletics. The competition for Buster Posey's backup was initially a between a couple of the Giants' younger prospects, but with both suffering injuries this week, Olivo has entered his name into the race. The 37-year-old backstop hasn't hit above .224 since 2010, but should have some pop left in his bat after accruing 145 home runs over 13 seasons.
Olivo signed a minor league contract with the Giants, Baseball America reports. The 37-year-old will return to the States after spending 2015 with Tijuana of the Mexican League. Olivo has played in parts of 13 major league seasons, but it's hard to imagine he will get a chance with San Francisco in 2016 with Andew Susac and Trevor Brown next in line behind Buster Posey.
The Dodgers announced Thursday they released catcher Miguel Olivo from the roster at Triple-A Albuquerque. Olivo was suspended following an altercation Tuesday with teammate Alex Guerrero.
The Dodgers suspended catcher Miguel Olivo from Triple-A Albuquerque Wednesday, following his part in an altercation Tuesday. The length of the suspension is not yet known.
The Dodgers optioned catcher Miguel Olivo to Triple-A Albuquerque, as expected, Wednesday. Olivo was sent down to make room on the active roster for the activation of A.J. Ellis from the disabled list.
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