The Herald of Everett, Washington
Customer service  |  Subscribe   |   Log in or sign up   |   Advertising information   |   Contact us
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus The Daily Herald on Linked In HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up  Green editions icon Green editions
Nick Patterson |
Published: Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 2:48 p.m.

Mariners release Kawasaki, decline option on Olivo

Well, the Mariners dugout just became a lot less entertaining. Munenori Kawasaki, the little used infielder perhaps known best for his dugout dancing, has been released by the team. The Mariners also declined the 2013 option on catcher Miguel Olivo, which doesn't come as much a surprise.

Here is the release from the team:

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik announced the following roster moves today:

• Munenori Kawasaki, INF, released from Major League contract.

• Miguel Olivo, C, club option declined for 2013. (will become free agent first day after conclusion of World Series)

The Mariners 40-man roster is now at 39 players, with one player still on the 60-day disabled list (LHP George Sherrill).

Kawasaki, 31, appeared in 61 games (25 starts) for the Mariners in 2012, his first in the Major Leagues. He was named the Mariners nominee for the Major League Baseball Alumni Association Heart and Hustle Award. Kawasaki was an eight-time All-Star (2004-11) and a two-time Golden Glove winner with Fukuoka in the Japan Pacific League prior to joining Seattle.

Olivo, 34, appeared in 87 games in 2012, starting a team-high 68 games at catcher. He hit .222 (70x315) with 12 home runs and 29 RBI, his seventh consecutive season with double-digits in home runs. Behind the plate he ranked tied for fourth in the American League with 19 caught stealing.
Story tags » Mariners

Subscribe to Daily sports headlines
See sample | Privacy policy

Most recent Seattle Sidelines posts

Share your comments: Log in using your HeraldNet account or your Facebook, Twitter or Disqus profile. Comments that violate the rules are subject to removal. Please see our terms of use. Please note that you must verify your email address for your comments to appear.

You are logged in using your HeraldNet ID. Click here to update your profile. | Log out.

Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.

» More sports
HeraldNet Classifieds

HeraldNet highlights

‘Grandma in the Window’
‘Grandma in the Window’: The kids on Bus 7 in Arlington welcome her home
Home from Hollywood
Home from Hollywood: Composer Ron Jones sets up shop in Stanwood
The meat of the issue
The meat of the issue: Viewpoints: Quantifying the risk that bacon will kill you
Start them early
Start them early: Hike it Baby connects parents and kids for outdoor fun