Mariners activate Olivo from DL; option Wells

Mariners activate Olivo from DL; option Wells

Credit: Jim Bates / The Seattle Times

Seattle's Miguel Olivo tags out New York's Andruw Jones at home plate in the third inning at Safeco Field in Seattle, Wednesday, September 14, 2011.

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on May 24, 2012 at 4:54 PM

SEATTLE -- Catcher Miguel Olivo has been activated from the 15-day disabled list by the Seattle Mariners after missing close to a month with a strained right groin muscle.

Olivo was activated on Thursday and was in the starting lineup for the series opener against the Los Angeles Angels. To clear a roster spot, reserve outfielder Casper Wells was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma. There was some speculation that Seattle might consider keeping Wells and releasing benched veteran Chone Figgins, but Figgins remained on the roster.
 
Olivo appeared in three rehab games with Tacoma. He was hurt on April 30 against Tampa Bay fielding a ball in the ninth inning. He was placed on the disabled list a day later. Olivo is hitting .210 with four homers and seven RBIs in 23 games this season.

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