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Miguel Olivo released by Dodgers after biting triple-A teammate

Catcher Miguel Olivo has been released by the Los Angeles Dodgers after his fight in the dugout with triple-A Albuquerque teammate Alex Guerrero.

Guerrero recovering from plastic surgery on left ear

Catcher Miguel Olivo, pictured here, was released by the Dodgers on Thursday after he bit the ear of triple-A teammate Alex Guerrero during a dugout fight. It isn't the first time the veteran backstop has displayed a hot temper on the field. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Miguel Olivo has been released by the Los Angeles Dodgers after his fight in the dugout with triple-A Albuquerque teammate Alex Guerrero.

The team announced the move Thursday in a two-sentence statement that made no reference to the brawl during a game Tuesday at Salt Lake.

Olivo was placed on the suspended list the next day by the Albuquerque Isotopes. The veteran catcher's release reduces the Dodgers' roster to 39 players.

The Dodgers had said Guerrero is recovering from reconstructive surgery on his left ear and will remain in a Salt Lake City hospital for a couple of days.

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 in the 2007 season.

The 35-year-old catcher appeared in eight games for the Dodgers this month, marking his 13th season in the majors.

He was paid $110,000 US in the minors and $800,000 while with the big-league club.

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