Sherman: Yankees not interested in Miguel OlivoBy
Via Joel Sherman: The Yankees do not have interest in the recent released Miguel Olivo. The veteran backstop asked the Marlins to release him last month because he wasn’t getting any playing time, and they instead suspended him without pay. He was released three weeks later.
Olivo, 34, hit .203/.250/.392 (73 wRC+) with four homers in only 80 plate appearances for Miami this season. He hit a measly .223/.248/.385 (74 wRC+) in 830 plate appearances for the Mariners for 2011-2012. Olivo has some pop (31 homers with Seattle) and is a good defender with a strong arm, which automatically makes him better than Austin Romine. The Yankees passed on better backup catcher replacements like Kelly Shoppach and Ramon Hernandez, so it’s no surprise they’ll pass on Olivo as well.