Miguel Olivo

Team Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals
Position Catcher
Born Jul 15, 1987
Nationality Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Team History
Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals 2008 - present
Miami Marlins Miami Marlins 2006 - 2007
Seattle Mariners Seattle Mariners 2004 - 2005

Miguel Eduardo Olivo was born om July 15, 1978 in Villa Vasquez, Dominican Republic. He is a catcher for the Kansas City Royals.

Miguel is 6’0” tall and weighs 220 pounds. He bats and throws right-handed.

Minor LeaguesMiguel was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Oakland Athletics in 1996. He played in the A’s minor-league system through 2000.

In December, 2000, he was traded to the Chicago White Sox for Chad Bradford.

*Major LeaguesChicago White SoxMiguel made his major league debut on September 15, 2002 with the Chicago White Sox. He played in 6 games that year. Seattle MarinersMiguel was traded to the Seattle Mariners in June 2004, along with Jeremy Reed, in exchange for Freddy Garcia. San Diego PadresMiguel played for the Padres in 2005.Florida MarlinsMiguel played for the Marlins in 2006 and 2007. (In 2007, he had the lowest fielding percentage of all NL catchers, .986.)Kansas City RoyalsMiguel signed as a free-agent with the Royals for the 2008 season.*Personal’Miguel and his wife, Gloria, have six children: Miguel Jr., Minaya, Alexandria, Sergio, Alazay and Erica.

His second cousin, Tony Pena, caught in the Majors for 18 seasons.

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