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Friday, October 25, 2013

Jose Olivares, Only Run - 2776

The Sumter Braves scored their first run of the night off reliever Jose Olivares. But it was the only run Olivares would give up over two innings of work, according to The Sumter Item.

That run on this July night in 1989 also ended up not mattering as Olivares' Myrtle Beach Blue Jays won the game by a score of 5-2.

For Olivares, that run was one of 49 he gave up on the year for Myrtle Beach over 86 innings. It was is third season as a pro, he would get just one more.

Olivares' professional career began in 1985, signed by the Pirates as an undrafted free agent out of his native Dominican Republic.

With the Pirates, Olivares started in the rookie Gulf Coast League. He got nine outings there, posting a 6.75 ERA. Olivares returned to the GCL for 1986, getting into another six games, with a 2.08 ERA.

Olivares isn't recorded as playing in 1987. For 1988, though, he signed with the Blue Jays. He played that year beween rookie Medicine Hat and short-season St. Catharines. Between them, he had a 3.61 ERA.

Olivares played 1989 at single-A Myrtle Beach, getting into 39 games, three starts. He went 3-9, with five saves and an ERA of 4.29.

Olivares' final season came in 1990, back at Myrtle Beach. He got into just eight games, ending his career.
1990 CMC-Pro Cards Tally
Players/Coaches Featured:1,338
Made the Majors: 720 - 53.8%
Never Made Majors: 618-46.2%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 312
10+ Seasons in the Minors: 185

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