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I’ve never been a pinch-hitter in my life.
“They say we need you for pinch-hitting,” Olivo said. “I said I’ve never been a pinch-hitter in my life. That’s not my game.”
Juan C. Rodriguez @JCRMarlinsbeat
Olivo deal with #Marlins $800K. Signed 45-day waiver. Fish can release him within that period and not owe him rest of salary.
9:06 PM - 28 Mar 2013 [...]
The clause regarding the auto-release after 45 days is an interesting one indeed. As many on Twitter have pointed out, the Marlins can hold Olivo on the roster until Mathis returns from injury, at which point the Fish can void the contract and release him free of charge. It is an ingenious maneuver by the Marlins, but Olivo also has an incentive to do the deal. If he can convince someone that he has some value left after two terrible seasons in Seattle, he may be able to pick up a job at around the time the Marlins inevitably release him. But given that he will not be the starter in Miami, he will not have a long time to make that impression, so he has to play well whenever the team gives him a chance.
It's tough when a player has to sacrifice his career in order to prove he's more professional than his team - most of the Mets have dealt with this issue for the past three years.
And let me play again
The definitive version.
“I told them I wanted to be released and they wouldn’t give it to me,” said Olivo
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