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Los Angeles Dodgers sign two catchers to minor league deals

Looking to bolster their depth, the Los Angeles Dodgers added two catchers on minor league deals with invitations to big league camp on Tuesday night.

Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times reports the following:

In 2013 Erickson played 59 games in AA Chattanooga in the Dodgers system. He batted .199/.324/.414 in those games. At only 25 years old, he has actually been kicking in and out of different Dodgers affiliates since 2007.

Olivo is a well-traveled veteran at this point, having played for the White Sox, Mariners, Padres, Marlins, Royals, Rockies, Mariners (again) and Marlins (again). With Miami last year he batted .203 in just 33 games. He requested his release from the Marlins (who can blame him?), something they denied him.

He eventually walked out on the team, but not before trolling the Philly Phanatic:

On the field Olivo brings some pop at the plate and a strong throwing arm. He is 35 years old and spent the better part of last season not playing, so whether or not he will be able to crack the big league roster is debatable.

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers Miguel Olivo

  • craigbhill

    Olivo’s age 35? Hit .203 last year? But has a strong arm and a little pop? Ned’s orgasmic over all of the above.

    So the older guy, Olivo, is going to back up the old guy, AJ, who at some point during ST will start backing up the young guy (tada!) Federowicz.. OK. Next, infield utility. Actually try to do a lot better there, Ned.

    • Hayden Kane

      Hey, at least he knows the kind of catcher he’s looking for, right? The nice thing for Dodgers fans is this: even if the big move doesn’t come before the season starts, they will surely be in the mix when it comes to trade rumors in the middle of the summer. They also might be good enough that they don’t need to add much anyway.