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December 8, 2011 at 10:37 AM

Red Sox grab catcher Gerardo Olivares in Triple-A phase of Rule 5 draft

In the Triple-A phase of the 2011 Rule 5 Draft, the Red Sox selected Tampa Bay Rays catcher Gerardo Olivares

Olivares, 23, has been a member of the Tampa Bay organization since 2007. Last season with the Short Season A-Hudson Valley Renegades, Olivares hit .298/.355/.488 with 2 home runs and 18 RBI in 24 games. In his five minor league seasons, Olivares has caught 42% of attempted base stealers. 

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