Isotopes release catcher Olivo after brawl
In a 2014 photo, Miguel Olivo of the Los Angeles Dodgers poses for a photo in Glendale, Ariz. Olivo has been suspended by the Dodgers’ top farm team following his fight in the dugout with Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes teammate Alex Guerrero. In a statement released Wednesday night, the Dodgers say Olivo was placed on the suspended list by the Albuquerque Isotopes. The veteran catcher is on the Dodgers’ 40-man roster, and the club says he “will remain suspended pending the completion of an investigation” into the brawl during Tuesday’s game at Salt Lake. Paul Sancya/The Associated Press
Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2014 9:44 pm
Updated: 11:50 pm, Thu May 22, 2014.
It’s a road trip that won’t be forgotten in Albuquerque Isotopes baseball lore.
While the Isotopes eked out a 1-0 win over the Salt Lake Bees in Pacific Coast League action on Thursday night to end a 12-game trip, “The Bite” lingered. The aftermath of the now infamous dugout brawl in which catcher Miguel Olivo bit teammate Alex Guerrero’s left ear had another turn — the parent club Los Angeles Dodgers released Olivo a day after he was suspended for his part in Tuesday’s altercation.
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Thursday, May 22, 2014 9:44 pm.
Updated: 11:50 pm.