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  1. Royals might actually know what they are doing

    Aug 20, 2014, 2:58 PM EDT

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    Joe Posnanski says the Royals’ plan is finally falling into place and has their fans believing they can get back to the glory days of the 1970s.

  2. Dodgers prospect Alex Guerrero returns to Triple-A

    Jul 26, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

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    Alex Guerrero returns to Triple-A for the first time since Miguel Olivo bit part of his ear off.

  3. On this day in 1988: Twins teammates brawled on a lawn

    Jul 21, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

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    Imagine a story like that happening today (and not involving Miguel Olivo).

  4. Alex Guerrero homered in his first game since Miguel Olivo bit off his ear

    Jul 11, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Alex Guerrero Dodgers

    Dodgers prospect Alex Guerrero returned to game action yesterday, nearly two months after Triple-A teammate Miguel Olivo bit his ear off during a dugout incident. And in his first game back, Guerrero homered.

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

    Jun 27, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Miguel Olivo

    Miguel Olivo will be playing baseball professionally again before the guy whose ear he bit off, which doesn’t seem quite right.

  6. Alex Guerrero is finally ready for baseball activities five weeks after Miguel Olivo bit his ear off

    Jun 25, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    Alex Guerrero Dodgers

    Five weeks after Triple-A teammate Miguel Olivo bit part of his ear off in a dugout incident Dodgers prospect Alex Guerrero is almost ready to resume playing.

  7. A.J. Ellis hurt his ankle celebrating Josh Beckett’s no-hitter

    May 26, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

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    Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis returned from a knee injury 10 days ago, but now he’s headed back to the disabled list after injuring his ankle while celebrating Josh Beckett’s no-hitter last night.

  8. Dodgers release ear-biting catcher Miguel Olivo

    May 22, 2014, 2:23 PM EDT

    Miguel Olivo

    It turns out biting a co-worker’s ear off while at work is frowned upon, even in baseball. Who knew?

  9. Alex Guerrero could miss five weeks after having part of his ear bitten off by Miguel Olivo

    May 21, 2014, 1:02 PM EDT

    Alex Guerrero Dodgers

    Danny Knobler of ESPN Los Angeles reports that Dodgers prospect Alex Guerrero could miss five weeks following yesterday’s dugout altercation in which Triple-A teammate Miguel Olivo bit off part of his ear.

  10. Miguel Olivo went all Mike Tyson on Alex Guerrero in a fight Tuesday at AAA Albuquerque

    May 20, 2014, 7:02 PM EDT

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    Miguel Olivo reportedly bit the ear of Dodgers infield prospect Alex Guerrero in a brawl Tuesday at Triple-A Albuquerque and Guerrero needed emergency plastic surgery.

  11. Dodgers sign Miguel Olivo to minor league deal

    Jan 21, 2014, 8:10 PM EDT

    miguel olivo getty

    J.P. Hoonstra of the Los Angeles News Group reports that the Dodgers have signed veteran catcher Miguel Olivo to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Olivo batted just .203 with a .642 OPS and 23 strikeouts in 80 plate appearances last season for the Marlins. He walked out on the team…

  12. Andre Ethier is remarkably Zen about his future

    Jun 15, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Colorado Rockies

    Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier has faced a lot of hardship this season. He hasn’t hit well, currently sitting on a .236 average with five home runs and a .681 OPS. Manager Don Mattingly was very critical of him in the media. Some upstart Cuban rookie, Yasiel Puig, is making him look small-time. And he is…

  13. Miguel Olivo placed on restricted list after walking out on Marlins

    Jun 15, 2013, 3:33 PM EDT

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    Frustrated by a lack of playing time and multiple efforts to be released from his contract, Miguel Olivo walked out on the Marlins during last night’s game against the Cardinals. As a result, he was placed on the restricted list today without pay. Olivo opened the season as a backup to Rob Brantly, but he…

  14. At least the Marlins are having fun

    Apr 22, 2013, 9:13 AM EDT

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    They may be losing often and losing badly, but at least the Marlins are still having fun. Joe Capozzi’s latest explains how how, if you’re slower than Miguel Olivo, you suffer the double indignity of (a) having to play bellhop at the team hotel; and (b) having the world know you’re slower than Miguel Olivo.…

  15. Carlos Quentin charges mound, Zack Greinke suffers broken collarbone

    Apr 12, 2013, 1:50 AM EDT

    Zack Greinke, Carlos Quentin

    Carlos Quentin charged the mound after being drilled by Zack Greinke, leading to a benches-clearing incident in the sixth inning of Thursday’s Dodgers-Padres game. Greinke, a right-hander, suffered a broken left collarbone in the fight that ensued and is likely DL bound. Don Mattingly, steamed after what turned out to be a 3-2 win, said…

  16. Marlins agree to deal with Reds castoff Miguel Olivo

    Mar 28, 2013, 6:01 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the Marlins have reached an agreement with Olivo, pending a physical. 10:15 AM: Cincinnati offered Miguel Olivo a $100,000 retention bonus to stick around at Triple-A after losing the backup catcher job to Devin Mesoraco, but he asked to be released and may have better opportunities. Joe Frisaro…

  17. Reds pick Devin Mesoraco over Miguel Olivo as backup catcher

    Mar 27, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    San Diego Padres v Cincinnati Reds

    Ryan Hanigan will be Cincinnati’s primary catcher again this season and the Reds have settled on Devin Mesoraco as his backup, which means veteran Miguel Olivo won’t make the team. Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports that the Reds would like Olivo to accept an assignment to Triple-A so they can keep him around for depth,…

  18. Reds sign Miguel Olivo to minor league contract

    Feb 1, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT

    Miguel Olivo

    Cincinnati was seemingly set at catcher with Ryan Hanigan and Devin Mesoraco, but Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the Reds are close to signing Miguel Olivo. Olivo has long been overrated by people who focus on his strong arm and 20-homer power rather than his historically awful on-base percentages and passed ball totals, so…

  19. 2013 Free Agency Tracker

    Dec 23, 2012, 9:36 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke, Ned Colletti, Magic Johnson

    We’ll be updating this one throughout the offseason. Players are listed based on their ranking in the Top 111 Free Agents. At the bottom is a listing of free agents who signed before the ranking came out, and we’ll be adding signings of players who didn’t make the top 111 as they come in. (Update:…

  20. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 111-51

    Nov 8, 2012, 1:25 AM EDT

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    I would have preferred to have posted this last week, but here’s the remainder of the updated top 111 free agents column. In case you missed it, the top 50 was posted last Friday. Players in the top 111 are ranked based not on how I view them, but more on how I believe teams…

  21. How did the BSOHL guys do in 2012?

    Oct 29, 2012, 12:03 PM EDT

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    Each winter we keep tabs on which players — and sometimes which managers or even bloggers — report to spring training in The Best Shape of Their Lives.  Let’s see how the winter 2011-12 roster did compared to their 2011 seasons when, presumably, they were in terrible shape. Note: there may have been a few…

  22. Mariners set Miguel Olivo, Munenori Kawasaki free

    Oct 24, 2012, 6:05 PM EDT

    Munenori Kawasaki

    The Mariners announced Wednesday that they’ve declined catcher Miguel Olivo‘s $3 million option for 2013 and that they’ve released shortstop Munenori Kawasaki. Olivo should have been cast out of Seattle’s plans as 2012 went along, but he was still playing about half of the time down the stretch. He ended up hitting .222/.239/.381 with 12…

  23. Angels tie record, fan 20 Mariners in 5-4 victory

    Sep 26, 2012, 2:07 AM EDT

    Zack Greinke

    The Angels tied a major league record Tuesday as five pitchers combined to fan 20 batters in a 5-4 defeat of the Mariners. Zack Greinke struck out 13 and allowed one run in his five innings of work, but with his pitch count up to 110, the Angels decided to pull him early. That didn’t…

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