The @Dodgers invite No. 1 prospect Joc Pederson, veteran catcher Miguel Olivo to Major League #SpringTraining: http://t.co/ghuYC8nVcjThe 35-year old backstop caught on with the Marlins shortly before opening day last season after asking for, and being granted his release from the Cincinnati Reds. Playing sparingly, Olivo became unhappy with his role in Miami, walking out on the team in mid-June after demanding his release yet again. With Miami unwilling to comply with to his wishes, the veteran was placed on the restricted list, thereby forfeiting the remainder of his $800K contract and his option to sign with another club before season's end.
— MLB (@MLB) January 22, 2014
During his short tenure in South Florida, Olivo posted a .203/.250/.392 slash line with 4 home runs in 80
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The former Mariner is expected to battle Tim Federowicz and Drew Butera for the right to back up A.J. Ellis next season.
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