Dodgers' Miguel Olivo reportedly bites off part of teammate's ear

Los Angeles Dodgers minor league teammates Alex Guerrero and Miguel Olivo have gotten into a fight during a game with Triple-A Albuquerque.

Catcher got into altercation with Alex Guerrero in dugout

Catcher Miguel Olivo of the Los Angeles Dodgers got into a very heated exchange with a teammate on Tuesday. (File/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Dodgers minor league teammates Alex Guerrero and Miguel Olivo have gotten into a fight during a game with Triple-A Albuquerque.

Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti says the team is looking into what precipitated the altercation on Tuesday. He says he was disappointed to hear about the fight and the Dodgers don't condone it.

The Los Angeles Times reports that agent Scott Boras says a part of Guerrero's ear was bitten off by Olivo.

Colletti said he doesn't think either player sustained an injury that would keep him from playing. The Dodgers released a statement saying the baseball operations department "is aware of the altercation and is conducting an investigation into the matter."

"I've talked to the coaches, I've talked to a lot of different people. They're still looking into it. So until we know exactly what happened and what precipitated what, don't have anything else really to add to it," Colletti said. "I'll talk to everybody that I think can help us understand what took place."

According to Jon Morosi of the MLB Network, the authorities may be getting involved:

Guerrero, an infielder from Cuba, signed a $28 million, four-year deal with the Dodgers in October. He was beaten out for the starting second base job by Dee Gordon in spring training.

Olivo has displayed a hot temper on the field before, charging at Jose Reyes and missing with a wild punch during a dustup between the Marlins and Mets late in the 2007 season.

With files from CBCSports.ca

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