Latest Sports Scores

Scoreboard

  • ALL
  • NBA
  • NFL
  • NHL
  • NFL
  • 1/22 3:05 PM EST
    GB0
    ATL0
  • 1/22 6:40 PM EST
    PIT0
    NE0
  • NBA
  • 1/19 7:00 PM EST
    PHO0
    CLE0
  • 1/19 7:30 PM EST
    DAL0
    MIA0
  • 1/19 8:00 PM EST
    WAS0
    NY0
  • 1/19 8:30 PM EST
    DEN0
    SA0
  • 1/19 10:30 PM EST
    MIN0
    LAC0
  • NHL
  • 1/19 7:00 PM EST
    OTT0
    CBJ0
  • 1/19 7:00 PM EST
    DAL0
    NYI0
  • 1/19 7:30 PM EST
    NYR0
    TOR0
  • 1/19 8:00 PM EST
    ARI0
    MIN0
  • 1/19 8:00 PM EST
    WSH0
    STL0
  • 1/19 9:00 PM EST
    NSH0
    CGY0
  • 1/19 10:00 PM EST
    COL0
    ANA0
  • 1/19 10:30 PM EST
    TB0
    SJ0

Olivo suspended after fight with Dodgers teammate

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon
Guerrero's Ear Partially Bitten Off In Scuffle

BY MIKE FITZPATRICK
AP SPORTS WRITER

NEW YORK (AP) -- 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.

In a statement released Wednesday night, the Dodgers said Olivo was placed on the suspended list by the Albuquerque Isotopes. The veteran catcher is on the Dodgers' 40-man roster, and the club said he "will remain suspended pending the completion of an investigation" into the brawl during Tuesday's game at Salt Lake.

The Dodgers confirmed Guerrero is recovering from reconstructive surgery on his left ear and will remain in a Salt Lake City hospital for a couple of days. It's unclear how long he will be sidelined.

Several media outlets reported that Guerrero's agent, Scott Boras, said Olivo bit off part of Guerrero's ear.

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.

Olivo has displayed a hot temper on the field before, charging at Jose Reyes and missing with a wild punch during a dustup between the Marlins and Mets late in the 2007 season.

The 35-year-old catcher appeared in eight games for the Dodgers this month, marking his 13th season in the majors.

The Salt Lake Tribune reported the fight happened in the dugout during the eighth inning of Albuquerque's 7-4 loss to Salt Lake, briefly delaying the game, and both players were removed from the lineup soon afterward.

The Los Angeles 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.

The 27-year-old Guerrero is hitting .376 with 10 home runs and 29 RBIs in the Pacific Coast League. He was playing second base at Albuquerque, but the club recently started putting him at shortstop to develop some versatility.
Read Full Story

From Our Partners