San Francisco Giants Sign Veteran Catcher Miguel Olivo

The Giants signed veteran catcher Miguel Olivo to a minor league contract.  Olivo will be 37 next year, but hit fairly well in the Mexican League last year.

In case you have forgotten, Olivo got himself run out of the MLB system in 2014, when while playing for the AAA Albuquerque Isotopes in the Dodgers’ system, he bit off part of the ear of Dodgers’ prospect Alexander Guererro, a Cuban defector the Dodgers had signed to a four-year $28 million free agent deal, in a dugout fight.

Needless to say, it wasn’t a good career move on Olivo’s part, who at age 35 was trying to hang on to a professional career.  I remember at the time thinking it was hard to believe that a player that age with that much professional experience would do something that crazy no matter how angry he might have been in the moment.

I’m a little surprised any MLB team would give Olivo another shot at his age and given this history.  However, if there is one team in baseball that’s willing to let bygones be bygones to a guy who bit off part of a Dodgers’ prospect’s ear, that team is would have to be the Giants.

Explore posts in the same categories: Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: