Marlins Notes: Miguel Olivo, Logan Morrison

Twelve years ago, the New York Yankees sent Glenallen Hill to the Los Angeles Angels for Darren Blakely, and the San Diego Padres traded Matt Clement to the Florida Marlins in exchange for Mark Kotsay.

  • According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, the Marlins are interested in catcher Miguel Olivo, after the Cincinnati Reds granted his release. Olivo, 34, posted a .222/.239/.381 batting line with 12 home runs in 323 plate appearances with the Seattle Mariners last season. The right-handed hitter played with the Fish from 2006-07, where hit a combined .249/.275/.422 line with 32 homers in 249 games. With Jeff Mathis out all April with a broken right collarbone, Olivo is a strong candidate to return.
  • Logan Morrison told Manny Navarro of the Miami Herald that he hopes to return with the ball club by mid-May.

“I just hope to be in big league games by early [to] middle of May…I have to go through the whole production of play today, play three inings, don’t play the next day, play two days in a row, don’t play that day,” he said. “You only get 20 rehab days so I’ve got to do all that progression down in extended [spring training], then go to Jupiter or Double A or whatever. I don’t know what they want me to do.”

Morrison, who’ll be playing at first base this season, has been recovering from a knee surgery. According to Navarro, he’ll start running  next week, and will also start to throw and get ground balls sometime next week.