In a move that was very much expected, the Dodgers released journeyman catcher Miguel Olivo Thursday after he allegedly bit off part of Albuquerque Isotopes teammate Alex Guerrero's ear Tuesday during a dugout scuffle.
Guerrero reportedly needed surgery to repair his ear. He also declined to press criminal charges, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Olvio and Guerrero initially got into an argument on the field during their game against the Salt Lake Bees.
Guerrero's agent Scott Boras says as Guerrero walked by Olivo in the dugout later in the game, Olivo punched him and bit off a piece of his client's ear before teammates could separate the two, according to reports.
Olivo has 13 years of Major League experience. In eight games with the Dodgers this season he hit .217 with two RBIs. In 20 games at Triple-A Albuquerque he had a .368 batting average with four home runs and 20 RBIs.