After Tuesday's ear-biting incident, you had to figure Miguel Olivo wasn't long for the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. On Thursday, the upshot we all expected was announced — Olivo was released.
If you somehow missed this crazy story: Olivo got into an argument with Alex Guerrero, the two were teammates with the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes, and Olivo bit off a piece of Guerrero's ear. Yep, straight up Mike Tyson'd him. Guerrero needed surgery and could miss up to five weeks.
That's an expensive piece of ear, considering the Dodgers paid $28 million to sign Guerrero this offseason after he defected from Cuba. The Dodgers weren't giving up on him, so Olivo, 35 and a career .240 hitter, had to go.
Olivo's an MLB veteran of 13 seasons and seven teams who was brought in to help catch when starter A.J. Ellis hit the disabled list. Ellis is back and the Dodgers don't really need a player around that Guerrero's agent Scott Boras is accusing of cannibalism.
So what's Olivo to do now? An MLB team would have to fall on pretty dire times to give him a job. Nobody wants to send out a press release about signing the ear-biter guy.
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