Dodgers release Olivo who bit teammate's ear

Dodgers release Olivo who bit teammate's ear

Miguel Olivo was suspended by the Los Angeles Dodgers' top farm team Wednesday following his fight in the dugout with Triple-A Albuquerque teammate Alex Guerrero.

On Thursday, the Dodgers parted ways with veteran catcher Miquel Olivo, who had been suspended for his role in a Triple-A dugout fight with teammate Alex Guerrero on Tuesday.

The dustup, which occurred during the Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees' game, Olivo took a page from Mike Tyson's playbook when the catcher bit Guerrero's ear.

The Dodgers confirmed Guerrero is recovering from reconstructive surgery on his left ear in a statement released Wednesday night and will remain in a Salt Lake City, Utah, hospital for a few of days.

It's unclear how long Guerrero will be sidelined.

This isn't the first time Olivo has displayed a hot temper on the field. Late in the 2007 season, he charged at Jose Reyes and missing with a wild punch during a dustup between the Marlins and Mets.

In his 13th season in the majors, Olivo, 35, appeared in eight games for the Dodgers this month.

Guerrero, an infielder from Cuba, signed a four-year, $28 million the Dodgers in October. He was beaten out for the starting second-base job by Dee Gordon in spring training.

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