Marlins designate Olivo for assignment

ATLANTA — The Marlins on Wednesday removed Miguel Olivo from the restricted list and designated the veteran catcher for assignment.

Miami placed Olivo on the restricted list on June 15 after the backup catcher walked out on the team prior to a game against the Cardinals on June 14. On the restricted list, the Marlins were not paying Olivo.

Olivo was unhappy with a lack of playing time, and in a meeting with the club, expressed that he wanted to be released. When the team didn’t agree, the backup catcher got dressed and departed the clubhouse.

Being designated, the Marlins have a 10 day period to either trade or release Olivo. Or Olivo could accept the assignment, and agree to go to Triple-A New Orleans.

Olivo is signed for $800,000 this year.

Joe Frisaro

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