Alex Guerrero and Miguel Olivo were involved in a dugout altercation during the Albuquerque Isotopes’ game Tuesday. In the fight, the veteran catcher allegedly bit off a portion of Guerrero’s ear, which required the infielder to get plastic surgery.

What sparked the fight between the two players who are headed in opposite directions is unknown. Guerrero was swinging the bat well and whispers began that a call up to the Los Angeles Dodgers was merely a matter of when and not if. As a Spring Training non-roster invitee, Olivo’s tenure with the Dodgers hasn’t been quite as promising.

He initially refused a minor league assignment after he failed to make the Opening Day roster before ultimately deciding to report. He would get a chance with the Dodgers as A.J. Ellis remained on the disabled list, but it was relatively short lived and he was optioned back to Triple-A.

In a March interview with Carlos Maxwell of Telemundo 51 in Miami, Olivo says he would be a boxer if he weren’t playing baseball. When asked like which boxer, Olivo mentioned Mike Tyson and added without the biting. As a result of his role in the altercation, Olivo was suspended indefinitely on Wednesday.


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