Los Angeles Dodgers Smart to Release Ear-Biting Miguel Olivo

By Connor Muldowney
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Just days after taking a chomp out of a teammate’s ear, veteran minor league catcher Miguel Olivo was released by the Los Angeles Dodgers. It didn’t take much thinking over as the team was quick to part ways with the ear biter in a move that made the team’s minor league roster a bit more safe and team-oriented.

In case you didn’t hear about what happened, Olivo and now former teammate Alex Guerrero got into a bit of an argument on the field and that carried over into the dugout. The veteran catcher treated Guerrero’s ear like a ballpark peanut and took a nice chunk out of it.

It looks like Olivo’s career might be coming to a serious end now that no team will likely want to take a chance on a guy who shouldn’t be trusted around teammates.

Olivo has garnered a ton of negative attention for his actions and there is no way he comes out of this situation on top.

This was a smart move by the Dodgers because it shows guys like Guerrero that they shouldn’t have to worry about their own safety — even during an argument between teammates. Cutting Olivo means that the Dodgers’ AAA affiliate will need to fill that need for the remainder of the ear — I mean year.

The 35-year-old Olivo played in just eight games this season and has been in MLB for 13 seasons, playing for seven different teams and posting a .240 career average in his time.

Sorry, Miguel. Better luck next time.

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