Found May 03, 2012 on Oregon Sports News:
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The elephant has left the room. With Miguel Olivo now out injured and placed on the 15-day DL, the Mariners will be forced to rely on rookie catcher Jesus Montero and back-up John Jaso, who hasn’t caught a game this year, to handle the catching duties. Olivo had been a lightening rod for what is wrong with the Mariners’ poor offense. The veteran catcher had been in the doghouse of the Seattle fan base since he re-signed with the team last year. Olivo strained his right groin in the ninth inning fielding a ball in front of home plate in Monday’s game against the Rays. He had to be helped off the field and was on crutches after the game. Olivo lands on the disabled list and is awaiting more tests to see how long he will be out of action.  He struggled at the plate all year but was showing signs of improvement recently. He was riding an 8 game hitting streak and had hit two home runs in his last four games. There’s no immediate plans to bring up another catcher. Manager Eric Wedg...
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