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Ear-biting catcher Miguel Olivo has signed with a new team

Jun 27, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

Miguel Olivo

Released by the Dodgers last month after biting Triple-A teammate Alex Guerrero’s ear off, veteran catcher Miguel Olivo has found a new team. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that the 35-year-old journeyman/maniac has signed with the Tijuana Toros of the Mexican League.

Olivo was hitting .368 with a 1.013 OPS at Triple-A for the Dodgers when they released him and, if not for BITING A TEAMMATE’S EAR OFF, he probably would have been called up to the majors at some point already.

Now it’s pretty safe to assume that Olivo’s big-league career is over, because in addition to using his teeth to tear parts of people’s body off he hasn’t cracked a .225 batting average or .700 OPS since 2010.

Meanwhile, five weeks after having part of his ear bitten off Guerrero is finally ready to resume baseball activities and begin his comeback. So, to recap: Olivo will be playing baseball professionally again before Guerrero, which doesn’t seem quite right.

  1. lyon810 - Jun 27, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    Mexico suits him

    • roundballsquarebox24 - Jun 27, 2014 at 1:09 PM

      What is that supposed to mean?

    • thisdamnbox - Jun 27, 2014 at 2:29 PM

      Is that a comment on the rampant violence in Mexico and how an ear-biter-off-er would fit in with it, or are you just being straight up racist? Just curious…

    • kkkershaw22 - Jun 28, 2014 at 11:34 PM

      You must be from the USA, git er dunn

  2. bfunk1978 - Jun 27, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    Are there some sort of measures where the team could have suspended him for such a time that Guererro could return (or at least get closer) prior to cutting Olivo loose? Seemed like the Cardinals had Scott Spiezio on the restricted list forever while he was doing drug rehab.

  3. jrocknstuff - Jun 27, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    Miguel Olivo, Luis Suarez and Mike Tyson walk into a bar………..

    • thebadguyswon - Jun 27, 2014 at 11:08 AM

      Is the Pope already there, or does he walk in just after?

      • classicfinder - Jun 27, 2014 at 1:17 PM

        Hey, is there room in here for a Rabbi?

      • mazblast - Jun 27, 2014 at 3:49 PM

        Two guys walk into a bar. The third one ducks.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Jun 27, 2014 at 4:59 PM

      Come on ‘Stuff, we want to hear the rest of the joke. I mean, we’re all ears…

    • gpollak - Jun 27, 2014 at 5:55 PM

      Excellent…if I may continue…Miguel Olivo, Luis Suarez and Mike Tyson walk into a bar. Olivo: I got a joke…stop me if you’ve heard this. (I got more, but I’ll pass this on)

  4. sdelmonte - Jun 27, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    I feel better about Suarez’s suspension now.

  5. drewsylvania - Jun 27, 2014 at 5:54 PM

    Maybe Olivo & Suarez can eat each other on pay-per-view. It’d have the added bonus of never having to hear from either f-stick again.

  6. twentz67 - Jun 27, 2014 at 6:31 PM

    I guess I’m more concerned with the fact that they don’t mention any charges against Olivio??

  7. denny65 - Jun 27, 2014 at 7:19 PM

    And to think that this guy mentored Jesus Montero during the Mariners’ 2012 season.

    “Look, if he keeps shaking off your signs, call time, walk out to the mound, bend toward him like you’re going to whisper in his ear….”

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