How Teams Have Fared After Losing a Primary Catcher in Free Agency

In a few short week Pirates catcher Russell Martin will become a free agent. The Pirates hope to retain him, and for good reason. Like most primary catchers he is an integral part of the team. Recent history has not be kind to teams that have lost their primary catcher to free agency. Over the past 5 of seasons a team has lost its primary catcher 13 times. For this study I’m considering...
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Alex Guerrero homered in his first game since Miguel Olivo bit off his ear

Dodgers prospect Alex Guerrero returned to game action yesterday, nearly two months after Triple-A teammate Miguel Olivo bit his ear off during a dugout incident. And in his first game back, Guerrero homered. That’s fitting, because before having his ear bitten off by a maniac Guerrero was knocking around Triple-A pitchers to the tune of a .376 batting average with 10 homers and...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers release Miguel Olivo following ear-biting incident

Unsurprisingly, the Dodgers have released catcher Miguel Olivo from their Triple-A affiliate, the team announced. He literally bit off a teammate's ear during a fight earlier this week. As reported by Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, Olivo punched and then bit teammate Alex Guerrero. A piece of Guerrero's ear fell to the dugout floor and had to be surgically reattached. He is...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers release Miguel Olivo following ear biting brawl

Miguel Olivo has had his last bite of action with the Los Angeles Dodgers. On Thursday the team released the catcher just days after he bit minor league teammate Alex Guerrero’s ear. Olivo played eight games in the big leagues this season with the Dodgers, hitting .217 while driving in two runs. Since being sent to Triple-A, Olivo was hitting .368 with four home runs and 20 runs...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers release Miguel Olivo following ear-biting incident (video)

It didn’t take long for the Los Angeles Dodgers to react and the team did so with impunity on Thursday, releasing catcher Miguel Olivo outright following a bizarre scene during a fight where the catcher bit a chunk of an ear off the head of an Albuquerque Isotope teammate. Olivo, 35, got into an on-field […] The post Dodgers release Miguel Olivo following ear-biting incident...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers release Miguel Olivo after ear-biting

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Thursday that they have released catcher Miguel Olivo, two days after a dugout altercation in which Olivo allegedly bit off part of Alex Guerrero’s ear during a Triple-A game. Today, the Dodgers released catcher Miguel Olivo from their roster. — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 22, 2014 Olivo was suspended by the Dodgers on Wednesday until...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Cut Miguel Olivo After Eat-Biting Incident

((HT: ESPN))The HQ had a feeling this wasn't going to end well...Miguel Olivo and Alex Guerrero got into a bit of a kerfuffle in their Albuquerque dugout a few days ago- the result of a short-hop and a missed tag- and Olivo ended up biting a chunk of Guerrero's ear off in the mele. Guerrero was signed as a Cuban emigre for $28-million and was getting used to life in the United...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Olivo in spring training: I want to be Tyson without the earbiting

One of the most bizarre incidents between teammates in MLB history took place earlier this week, when Miguel Olivo bit a teammate’s ear during a fight. The recipient of the bite, Dodgers prospect Alex Guerrero, could miss more than a month after he had to have the piece of his ear that Olivo bit off […]
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Miguel Olivo wanted to be like Mike Tyson, without the ear biting

Miguel Olivo, who bit the ear of teammate Alex Guerrero in Triple-A Albuquerque's game on Tuesday morning in Salt Lake City, was interviewed in spring training by Telemundo. Asked what he would do if he wasn't a baseball player, Olivo said (translated), "I would like to be a boxer like #MikeTyson but without biting an ear."
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Prospect Miguel Olivo Suspended After Biting Teammate’s Ear

Los Angeles Dodgers prospect Miguel Olivo is learning the hard way that you don’t solve problems in the real world like Mike Tyson does in the boxing ring. Olivo was suspended Wednesday by the Dodgers organization for allegedly biting the ear of teammate Alex Guerrero during a dugout altercation on Tuesday, according to ESPN.com. The two play for the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Guerrero in hospital, Miguel Olivio suspended after fight

Dodgers prospect Alex Guerrero remained in a Salt Lake City-area hospital Wednesday, one day after a portion of his left ear was bitten off by Albuquerque Isotopes teammate Miguel Olivo. Guerrero hasn’t decided whether or not to press criminal charges against Olivo, according to a source, and might not for some time as he continues to recuperate. Guerrero required plastic surgery...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers' Olivo suspended after fighting teammate in Triple-A dugout

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.
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Miguel Olivo Suspended For Biting Teammate’s Ear Off

  This is one of the stranger stories that I can remember in a while. During Tuesday’s game between the Dodgers AAA affiliate Albuquerque Isotopes and Salt Lake Bees, the Angels AAA team. Isotopes teammates Miguel Olivo and Alex Guerrero got into it and Olivo took a bite out of Guerrero’s ear. Now Olivo has been suspended: Dodgers minor league C Miguel Olivo has been suspended...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers- Why Dee Gordon has been their best player

Dee Gordon Coming into the season, the Los Angeles Dodgers had a glaring hole left by Mark Ellis at second base. Ellis was not the best second baseman in baseball, but provided extremely solid defense and was the perfect hitter in the two-hole. The Dodgers not only lost Ellis in the offseason, but Skip Schumaker and Nick Punto are also wearing different jerseys this year. In the...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Guerrero could miss five weeks after having part of his ear bitten off

Danny Knobler of ESPN Los Angeles reports that Dodgers prospect Alex Guerrero could miss five weeks following yesterday’s dugout altercation in which Triple-A teammate Miguel Olivo bit off part of his ear. According to Knobler for now at least Guerrero has chosen not to file formal charges against Olivo, but he’s currently hospitalized and needs plastic surgery. And how exactly...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Catcher Miguel Olivo Bites Off His Teammate's Ear

The Big Leagues The aging backstop attacked Dodgers prospect Alex Guerrero, and got an earful in return.
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Miguel Olivo Bites Alex Guerrero’s Ear Plus Five Other Biting Incidents in Sports

Fights break out in sports all the time. Typically, they are between opposing players and don’t involve biting the other…
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers: Alex Guerrero to miss five weeks

The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Cuban defector Alex Guerrero to a four-year deal worth $28 million deal this offseason. On Tuesday Miguel Olivo bit off part of his ear. Olivo and Guerrero were involved in a dugout altercation during Albuquerque’s 7-4 loss to Salt Lake on Tuesday. Guerrero was sent to the hospital as a result of the altercation after Olivo bit off a part of his...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor league teammate bit off part of Alex Guerrero’s ear during dugout fight

Tweet Los Angeles Dodgers top prospect 2B Alex Guerrero had part of his bitten off during a fight in the dugout by minor league teammate and former major leaguer Miguel Olivo Tuesday night. ESPN has details: Guerrero was taken to a local hospital. His agent, Scott Boras, told ESPN.com that Olivo bit off part of Guerrero’s ear and Guerrero was having plastic surgery on his...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Miguel Olivo bit off a teammate's ear

Gettin' his Mike Tyson on in Triple-A fight!
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Miguel Olivo Goes Mike Tyson on Teammate’s Ear (Photo)

A weird incident took place today during Tuesday’s game between the Dodgers AAA affiliate Albuquerque Isotopes and Salt Lake Bees, the Angels AAA team. Isotopes teammates Miguel Olivo and Alex Guerrero got into a scrap of epic proportions in the dugout sometime during the 8th inning, and things got so intense that Olivo channeled his inner Mike Tyson and bit off a chunk of Guerrero’s...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Alex Guerrero Gets Mike Tyson Treatment

The Albuquerque Isotopes, Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers, have been hitting very well at the plate as of late. The team had five players go for three hits on Monday night including Alex Guerrero and Clint Robinson falling one hit shy of a cycle. On Tuesday, the team unfortunately did some hitting in the dugout when Guerrero and catcher Miguel Olivo got into an altercation...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Guerrero has part of ear bitten off by Miguel Olivo

Not since Holyfield vs Tyson has news of an ear being bitten off in a fight made headlines. Alex Guerrero and Miguel Olivo did their best to re-enact that altercation at Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday, according to Jon Morosi. Seriously. Agent Scott Boras told Morosi that part of Guerrero's ear was "displaced by a bite" during an altercation with Olivo. Dodgers...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Miguel Olivo Went Mike Tyson on Teammate in Fight in Dugout During AAA Game

Miguel Olivo, now playing catcher for the Dodgers’ AAA affiliate Albuquerque Isotopes, got in a fight with teammate Alex Guerrero during the 8th inning of the team’s game game against Salt Lake on Sunday afternoon. During the scrum, Olivo apparently bit off a part of Guerrero’s ear, who had to have surgery immediately after to repair […] The post Miguel Olivo Went Mike Tyson...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers Minor Leaguer Miguel Olivo Bites Part of Teammates Ear Off

You heard that right. Former MLB catcher and current player for the Los Angeles Dodgers Triple-A affiliate Albuquerque Isotopes Miguel Olivo reportedly bit a piece of his teammates ear off in an altercation today.  The victim in this case appears to be Alex Guerrero. Agent Scott Boras confirmed that a part of Alex Guerrero's ear was bitten off by Miguel Olivo. — Dylan Hernandez...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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