Miguel Eduardo Olivo...he 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...enjoys camping, fishing and playing the drums...coaches youth and high school players in Dominican Republic during offseason.
Appeared in 33 games with the Marlins, batting .203 with four home runs and nine RBI...Went 2-for-8 with three walks, a home run and four RBI in 11 pinch-hit appearances...Designated for assignment by the Marlins on July 3.
Set career high with 60 RBI and matched career best with 16 home runs (also 2006), appearing in 122 games with Marlins ... Homered in three straight games from August 20-25... has 61 career home runs, second among Dominican-born catchers behindTony Pena (106) ... hit first career pinch-hit home run June 30 vs. Atlanta (off Bob Wickman) ... had first five-hit game of career June16 at Kansas City ... Led all Major League catchers with four triples ... was fourth among NL backstops with 58 RBI as catcher ... Scored winning run on walkoff passed ball April 25 vs. Atlanta ... it marks the only game in franchise history that the Marlins have wonon a walkoff passed ball, and the first time any team had won a game on a passed ball since August 3, 2005, when Jimmy Rollinsscored to give the Phillies a 4-3 win over the Chicago Cubs ... Batted .340 (18x53) with two home runs and nine RBI in 14 Interleague games ... batted .247 with seven home runs and 36 RBI in 76games before All-Star Break, compared to .218 with nine home runs and 24 RBI in 46 games in second half ... Appeared defensively as catcher in 119 games ... threw out 20 of 71 (28.2 %) base stealers in 990.1 innings behind the plate.
Batted .263 with 16 home runs and 58 RBI in 127 games...established career highs for games (127), at-bats (430), runs (52), hits (113), doubles (22), home runs (16) and RBI (58)...Hit .408 (20x49) in June, tops in the National League and second in the Majors for the month...he became the second Marlins player ever to hit over .400 in a month, joining Preston Wilson who hit .431 in July 1999...had season-high eight-game hit streak from June 25 to July 6, during which he batted .344 (11x32) with three home runs and 10 RBI...Hit 15 of 16 home runs while playing catcher, tying a single-season record for home runs by a Dominican-born catcher which was also accomplished by Tony Pena in both 1983 and 1984 with Pittsburgh...hit two home runs with career-high five RBI on June 27 vs. Tampa Bay, marking his second career two-homer game (also 8/27/04, vs. Kansas City)...Batted .471 (8x17) with the bases loaded...hit .359 (14x39) with four homers and 13 RBI in Interleague Play...had a .444 (40x90) average with 11 home runs and 27 RBI when putting the first pitch of an at-bat in play...hit .214 (73x340) with five home runs and 31 RBI when putting any other pitch in play...Was behind the plate for Anibal Sanchez's no-hitter on September 6 vs. Arizona...threw out 25 of 73 (34.2 percent) runners attempting to steal bases...the 25 runners caught stealing marked a career high...had second-best caught stealing percentage in the National League, behind the Cardinals' Yadier Molina (26x63, 41.2 percent)...allowed 10 passed balls and charged with seven errors when behind the plate...appeared in five games at first base, for a total of 9.0 innings...made first career appearance at first base on July 1 vs. Boston.
Spent time with the Seattle Mariners, Tacoma Rainiers (AAA) and San Diego Padres... batted a combined .221 with 12home runs and 55 RBI in 115 games... Hit a combined .151 (23x152) with five home runs and 18 RBI over 54 games with Seattle... opened the season with theSeattle Mariners and hit .145 in 37 games, including notching a season-high three hits on May 15 vs. Boston, before he wasoptioned to Tacoma (AAA) on June 1... saw action in 24 games with Tacoma, including 14 behind the dish and 10 as theclub's DH... hit just .233 (21x90), but was recalled on June 29 and played in 17 more games with Seattle before being tradedto the Padres on July 30... Joined the Padres and made his debut on August 2 as a defensive replacement... his first Padres hit came as a home runthe next day in Pittsburgh, and he started 26 of the next 27 games for the Padres as Ramon Hernandez was on the disabledlist... homered in his first at-bat with the Padres on August 3 at Pittsburgh, becoming just the eighth Padre to homerin his first at-bat and the first since John Mabry on August 1, 2000... homered the next game, August 4 at Pittsburgh, andbecame just the second Padre to homer in each of his first two games with an at-bat, joining Bobby Brown... Finished the season having seen action in 37 games with the Padres, hitting .304 (35x115) with four home runs, seven doublesand 16 RBI... had a career-high 10-game hitting streak from August 24 to September 4, batting .400 (14x35)... swipedmultiple bases (two) in a game for the first time in his career September 1 at Milwaukee... Batted .200 with two home runs and 11 RBI in 27 games with Escogido in the Dominican Winter League... hit .472 with sevenRBI in 11 post-season games.
Acquired in a mid-season 5-player trade from the Chicago White Sox on June 27.Hit .270 (38x141) Acquired by Seattle in a mid-season five-player trade from the Chicago White Sox on June 27... hit .270 (38x141) withseven homers and 26 RBI in 46 games with Chicago... made 43 starts with Seattle, 40 with Chicago... made Marinersdebut June 29 as starting catcher vs. Texas... on disabled list from June 30 to July 14 after having surgical procedureto remove a kidney stone... homered twice August 27 vs. Kansas City, his first career multi-home run game.with 7 homers and 26 RBI in 46 games with Chicago.Made 43 starts with Seattle, 40 with Chicago.Made Mariners debut June 29 as starting catcher vs. Texas.On disabled list June 30-July 14 after having surgical procedure to remove a kidney stone.First Mariner home run came July 19 vs. Boston as part of back-to-back homers withEdgar Martinez.Set club record with 5 strikeouts July 29 at Anaheim.Had career-high 6-game hit streak Aug. 12-22 (8x23/.348).Homered twice Aug. 27 vs. Kansas City, his first career multi-home run game.Single Sept. 26 at Texas snapped 0x31 stretch; held hitless in nine consecutive gamesSept. 4-20 and in first at bat Sept. 26.Had two triples with Seattle (4 overall), one shy of matching the club single-season recordby a catcher.
Was named to the Topps/Major League Baseball All-Rookie Team and the catcher on Baseball Digest's All-StarRookie Team... led all American League rookie catchers in hits (75), doubles (19) and runs scored (37)... caught 35.8(19x53) percent of potential base stealers, the third-highest percentage in the AL... missed three games from August8-10 after injuring right shoulder in a home-plate collision with Brent Mayne on August 6 vs. Kansas City... collected acareer-high four hits on July 30 at Kansas City... hit first career grand slam (and collected a career-high four RBI) June20 at Cubs (off Shawn Estes)... recorded his first ML stolen base on May 20 vs. Toronto.
Made Major League debut on September 15 at New York (AL)... homered in first Major-League at-bat (off AndyPettitte) to become just the second player in White Sox history (83rd overall) to hit a home run in his first ML at-bat...threw out his first career base stealer (Carlos Beltran) on September 18 vs. Kansas City... with Birmingham (AA) to startthe season, his 29 stolen bases led all Double-A catchers... hit safely in eight straight postseason games, going 9x29(.310) with four home runs and nine RBI to earn SL Championship Series Most Valuable Player honors... named byBaseball America as the No. 6 Prospect in the SL (No. 1 among position players)... selected to the SL Mid- and PostseasonAll-Star teams... threw out 31.4 percent (38x121) of attempted base stealers... reached base safely in 42straight road games from April 16 to August 2... compiled a 12-game hitting streak from July 3-19.
Originally signed by Oakland as a non-drafted free agent on Sept. 30, 1996.