February 4, 2015
Miguel Olivo Released by Dodgers after Altercation
It was an inevitability that someone was going to be released following the dugout altercation that left Los Angeles Dodgers' infielder Alex Guerrero needing plastic surgery and now, two days later, the team sends catcher Miguel Olivo packing for his role in the scuffle.
At the Dodgers' Triple-A game (the Albuquerque Isotopes), an altercation occurred and Olivo allegedly bit off a piece of Guerrero's ear. Olivo was initially suspended yesterday over the ordeal and today he was released from his contract.
Guerrero, who signed a $28 million contract in the offseason, declined to file a complaint and it appears the issue is now resolved.
Olivo has a bit of a history with displaying a bad temper. Interestingly enough, it has been reported that in an interview during spring training, Olivo stated that if he weren't a baseball player, he'd want to be a boxer like Mike Tyson but without the ear biting.
Looks like the ear biting isn't that big of an issue for him.