2013 Reds

Reds Sign Olivo and Parra

The Reds have made a couple of minor signings.

Per Fay on Olivo:

The Reds signed catcher Miguel Olivo to a minor league deal with an invitation to big league camp. Olivo, 34, hit .222/.239/.381 with 12 home runs and 29 RBI for Seattle last year.

And on Parra:

Parra was 2-3 with 5.06 ERA last year for Milwaukee. He held left-handers to a .229 average. With Aroldis Chapman slated to go into the rotation, Sean Marshall was only the left-handed reliever on roster with any big league experience. (Note: Walt Jocketty said the plan for Tony Cingrani is to have him work as a starter in the minors.

I have to think Olivo is purely a depth signing. A little competition for Mesoraco, maybe, but Devin would probably have to fall on his face.

Parra will probably see some time as a LOOGY, though. Which is fine. These are both kind of “whatever” signings.

76 thoughts on “Reds Sign Olivo and Parra

  1. I’ll add one thing to my above post. There was one pitcher who I caught frequently that I just couldn’t seem to get on the same page with. He was pretty good too. We just never seemed to click, even after 20-30 games together.

  2. I am shocked by the number of long-time posters inferring from the Olivo signing that he will be the #2 catcher by default.

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