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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Guerrero injured in dugout fight with Olivo | MiLB.com

It used to be a dog eat dog world.

Albuquerque second baseman Alex Guerrero needed surgery on his left ear after getting attacked by teammate Miguel Olivo during a dugout fight at Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday, and both Salt Lake police and the Dodgers are investigating.
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Morosi said police have “gathered evidence about the incident and collected witness statements, according to Boras. Guerrero’s recovery timetable is uncertain, Boras said. It’s not clear yet how many stitches the surgery will require.”

Edit: Link fixed. Sorry, Jim.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 20, 2014 at 07:28 PM | 29 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dodgers, ouch

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   1. 6 - 4 - 3 Posted: May 20, 2014 at 07:35 PM (#4710395)
Talk about a Dodger dog.
   2. Davo Dozier Posted: May 20, 2014 at 07:38 PM (#4710396)
Btw, speaking of Alex Guerrero: He's now hitting .368/.411/.737.
   3. bjhanke Posted: May 20, 2014 at 07:47 PM (#4710402)
Ah. NOT about Pedro and Diomedes. - Brock Hanke
   4. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 20, 2014 at 08:27 PM (#4710428)
It’s not clear yet how many stitches the surgery will require.

Is it just stitches? The linked article is down, but ESPN is reporting:
Guerrero's agent, Scott Boras, told the Los Angeles Times that Olivo bit off a part of Guerrero's ear. Boras told FoxSports.com his client was having plastic surgery on his ear, and police have gathered evidence and collected witness statements.

Mike Tyson was never the same after he tasted human flesh.
   5. PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth) Posted: May 20, 2014 at 08:30 PM (#4710433)
Back off Olivo, guys. He's got kids to feed.
   6. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: May 20, 2014 at 09:17 PM (#4710472)
[5] Or kids to eat.

I wonder if this could be considered grounds to terminate Olivo's contract. I'm guessing he'll get released in any case.
   7. 6 - 4 - 3 Posted: May 20, 2014 at 09:21 PM (#4710474)
Olivo actually asked to be released when the Dodgers reassigned him to the minor league camp in mid-March, but Colletti convinced him to stay. He's a decent option to have for organizational depth at catcher, but I agree that it would be very difficult for him to stay in the organization.
   8. Rafael Bellylard: Built like a Panda. Posted: May 20, 2014 at 09:51 PM (#4710497)
A shame. Miguel Olivo is the answer to my favorite trivia question.

Who is the only player to hit a HR in his first AB in both the AL and NL?
   9. SteveM. Posted: May 20, 2014 at 11:34 PM (#4710554)
The discussions of postmodernism in the Isotopes dugout have gotten out of hand.
   10. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 21, 2014 at 12:34 AM (#4710568)
If the Dodgers organization does release Olivo, he would fit right in down in Miami.
   11. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: May 21, 2014 at 01:33 AM (#4710578)
And there's a report that Guerrero could be out five weeks, though I'm not sure how missing a part of an ear would affect the ability to play baseball.
   12. Bhaakon Posted: May 21, 2014 at 03:26 AM (#4710587)

And there's a report that Guerrero could be out five weeks, though I'm not sure how missing a part of an ear would affect the ability to play baseball.


If there ear is damaged enough, or in the wrong place, it would make it tough to wear a hat or helmet until the stitches come out.

Plus infection is much more likely with a human bite wound.
   13. Swoboda is freedom Posted: May 21, 2014 at 09:37 AM (#4710616)
Plus infection is much more likely with a human bite wound.

This is not really true. Human bites have a higher infection rate because often people don't seek treatment right away, and how most human bites are received. Most bite wounds are closed fist injuries (someone punches another person in mouth) which results in a deep wound which is more likely to get infected.
   14. Greasy Neale Heaton (Dan Lee) Posted: May 21, 2014 at 10:36 AM (#4710661)
He should have his incisors taken away.
   15. Ron J2 Posted: May 21, 2014 at 11:41 AM (#4710718)
Sigh. I came for the Albert Belle references. You guys have let me down.
   16. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: May 21, 2014 at 11:55 AM (#4710729)
I'm sick and tired of guys like BBTF posters and Albert Belle letting Ron J2 down.
   17. Ron J2 Posted: May 21, 2014 at 12:00 PM (#4710735)
#16 Thank you. My life is now complete. My very own Albert Belle reference.
   18. Guapo Posted: May 21, 2014 at 01:41 PM (#4710798)
On a happier note, the Dodgers have announced that a series of cryptic hints provided by Olivo to a young FBI agent has led to the capture of notorious serial killer Buffalo Bill.
   19. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: May 21, 2014 at 01:54 PM (#4710812)
$25 a day isn't nearly enough for meal money.
   20. Swedish Chef Posted: May 21, 2014 at 03:15 PM (#4710910)
Life in the minors is brutal, it's eat or be eaten.
   21. puck Posted: May 21, 2014 at 05:07 PM (#4711069)
Have any photos of the repair job surfaced on twitter, a la Aroldis Chapman?
   22. dr. scott Posted: May 21, 2014 at 05:26 PM (#4711088)
So I read that Guerrero punched him and then teammates were holding both of them back when Olivio, with his hands restrained, attacked with the other weapon he had left... I mean seems like self defense to me right?
   23. 6 - 4 - 3 Posted: May 21, 2014 at 05:34 PM (#4711098)
Primey for #19
   24. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: May 21, 2014 at 06:43 PM (#4711136)
#16 Thank you. My life is now complete. My very own Albert Belle reference.


It omitted Chris Truby, so it doesn't count.

Sorry about that. Joyful Calculus Instructor should leave these things to the experts.
   25. Zach Posted: May 21, 2014 at 07:35 PM (#4711156)
Have any photos of the repair job surfaced on twitter, a la Aroldis Chapman?

Here you go.
   26. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: May 21, 2014 at 07:42 PM (#4711157)
With Juan Uribe going on the DL, this would have been Guerrero time. Instead we get Erisbel Arruebarrena.
   27. Guapo Posted: May 21, 2014 at 10:18 PM (#4711228)
Gesundheit.
   28. Tripon Posted: May 22, 2014 at 12:13 AM (#4711281)
25. Zach Posted: May 21, 2014 at 07:35 PM (#4711156)
Have any photos of the repair job surfaced on twitter, a la Aroldis Chapman?

Here you go.


I expected Madeleine Albright.
   29. attaboy Posted: May 22, 2014 at 03:15 PM (#4711611)
And in a shocking move, the Dodgers released Olivo today.

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