Isotopes catcher released from team for fight


ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – An Albuquerque Isotopes catcher is no longer on the team.

Just days after he bit off part of a teammate’s ear, he has been released by the Dodgers.

The fight between Miguel Olivo and infielder Alex Guerrero started during a pitching change on the mound in the 7th inning during a game in Salt Lake City and the fight continued in the dugout during the 8th inning.

Olivo punched Guerrero then bit off part of his ear.

Now Olivo has talked about ear biting in the past.

In an interview with Telemundo 51 in Miami, a reporter asked him what he would have done, had he not gone into baseball.

Olivo said he would have been a boxer like Mike Tyson.

This isn’t Olivo’s first run-in during a game. While playing for the Marlins, he went after Jose Reyes in 2007.

The Dodgers say Guerrero remains in a Salt Lake City hospital, recovering from reconstructive surgery.

Guerrero is a Dodgers prospect from Cuba and the team signed him for $28 million.

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