Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 4/23/12
The Seattle Mariners are in the midst of a rebuilding season. Most of the dead weight veterans have made way for the youth movement with the exception of Miguel Olivo. The Seattle Mariner catcher is batting .111 and needs to get things going at the dish sooner than later. Olivo who is playing his second season of a two-year $7million contract, has had only two extra base hits in 40 at-bats. Currently the Mariners have three catchers on their roster - Olivo, Jesus Montero, & John Jaso. The Mariners acquired Jaso last off-season from the Tampa Bay Rays for reliever Josh Lueke. Jaso, who bats left-handed, has played well in limited playing time and is expected to see more action as the season continues. Montero is the future catcher but will be introduced slowly to the position. The Mariners need his bat much more than his glove. He will split time between catching and the DH. Olivo’s incompetence with batting will likely expedite Montero’s progression defensively as the season ...
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