Olivo undergoes MRI, but no word until Monday
No word yet on the condition of catcher Miguel Olivo, although he underwent his MRI test on Sunday morning on his strained left groin muscle. The outcome of that test won’t be revealed until Monday, however, when a radiologist is available to read the results.
Olivo clutched his leg and fell face down on home plate while scoring on a sacrifice fly in Saturday’s game against the Indians.
Olivo was at the Peoria facility this morning and walking around, but will be undergoing treatment and awaiting his medical tests before any determination on his status is made.
The only other injury of news so far is some back stiffness that has kept knuckleballer Charlie Haeger from throwing in a Cactus League game yet. Haeger said he’ll play catch today and hopes to be throwing normally in a few days.
WIth Olivo out, Josh Bard starts at catcher today when the Mariners travel to Scottsdale to face the World Series champion Giants at 12:05 p.m. PT.
The game will be broadcast live on 710 ESPN Seattle.
Tim Lincecum gets the start for San Francisco, which always maks things interesting. Lincecum has never faced Seattle in a regular-season game, but has thrown against them before in Spring Training.
Here’s the Mariners lineup he’ll face:
Dustin Ackley 2B
Adam Kennedy 3B
Milton Bradley LF
Jack Cust DH
Justin Smoak 1B
Ryan Langerhans CF
Carlos Peguero RF
Josh Bard C
Luis Rodriguez SS
Nate Robertson P
Also expected to pitch today are Blake Beavan, Brandon League, Garrett Olson and Chris Ray.