Dodgers infielding prospect Alex Guerrero and catcher Miguel Olivo—who are currently teammates on the AAA affiliate Albuquerque Isotopes—got into a fight in the dugout at their game today. The brawl was so heated that Olivo apparently bit off part of Guerrero's ear.
Guerrero's agent Scott Boras confirmed the incident in the weirdest way possible.
Update: Salt Lake Bees blog Sting 'Em Bees has a few photos of the dugout incident involving Olivo and Guerrero, along with some thoughts on why the fight went down:
It goes like this…….The Isotopes defense had their struggles against our base runners. If I were managing my Comp team I would call it laziness…. The Bees advanced runners multiple times because after plays were seemingly over, Isotopes players would wander away from their base and our Bees runners would advance with very little opposition.
A couple times the runners advanced with the ball in C Miguel Olivo's hand. I got the feeling he was upset that no one was talking to let him know there was a runner, and when they DID scream "runner!", no one was at the bag to cover a play. …. That is certainly a cluster of plays that got under the skin of Olivo.
For the life of me I can't figure out what started what happened next…
Check out the rest of the photos here.