Monday, March 7, 2011
Mariners' Miguel Olivo has muscle strain
PEORIA, Ariz. -- An MRI has revealed Seattle Mariners catcher Miguel Olivo has suffered a strained adductor muscle and the team has no timetable for his return.
Olivo was injured in Saturday's Cactus League game against Cleveland as he tagged up on a fly ball and scored from third base. He fell as he reached home plate and was originally diagnosed as having a left groin injury.
A team spokesman says Monday that the Mariners are going to be very slow with Olivo's therapy and there is no set time for the veteran catcher to return.
Olivo was signed as a free agent in the offseason and had been expected to be the Mariners' starting catcher. Adam Moore and Josh Bard should get the bulk of the time behind the plate with Olivo out.