Former Mariner Miguel Olivo said to have bitten off Alex Guerrero’s ear in dugout fight
Serious fight happens during Dodgers’ Class AAA game
Seattle Times news services
Los Angeles Dodgers minor-league teammates Alex Guerrero and Miguel Olivo, formerly of the Mariners, got into a fight Tuesday during a game in Salt Lake City for Class AAA Albuquerque.
The Los Angeles Times reported that agent Scott Boras said Olivo bit off a part of Guerrero’s ear. Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said he doesn’t think either player sustained an injury that would keep him from playing.
Guerrero, an infielder from Cuba, signed a $28 million, four-year deal with the Dodgers in October. He was beaten out for the starting second base job by Dee Gordon in spring training.
The Times reported the disagreement began with Olivo getting upset that Guerrero failed to tag out a runner after a throw from Olivo, according to Boras. Guerrero and Olivo had to be separated by teammates. When players pulled off Olivo, he had a piece of Guerrero’s ear in his mouth, Boras said.
Guerrero was scheduled to undergo plastic surgery to reattach part of the ear.
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