The day after, the Dodgers were remaining mum while conducting an investigation into the Tuesday dugout fight in Salt Lake City where prized prospect Alex Guerrero reportedly had a piece of his ear bitten off by catcher Miguel Olivo.
Dodgers President and CEO Stan Kasten said they hoped to have the investigation completed Wednesday.
A spokesman for the Salt Lake City Police Department said they met with Guerrero at a hospital Tuesday but he declined to file charges. Guerrero has four years to file.
Meanwhile, Guerrero’s agent, Scott Boras, told Yahoo Sports’ Tim Brown that “cannibalizing a player is not a part of baseball.” Guerrero remained hospitalized after surgery and Boras said he could be out for five weeks.
“The custom and practice of a locker room over the course of the season does include confrontation and sometimes physical altercations with your teammates,” Boras told Brown. “But shooting, stabbing or cannibalizing a player is not a part of baseball or being a proper teammate. That's extreme and deserves grand discipline.”
The incident occurred in Salt Lake City where triple-A Albuquerque was scheduled to play again Wednesday night.
The Salt Lake City Tribune said Tuesday was: “the annual Salt Lake Bees’ Prevention Dimensions Day, which promotes, among other things, violence prevention. The fight in the Isotopes’ dugout occurred in front of a nearly sold-out crowd, most of whom were children.”
Calls to Olivo’s agent were not returned.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times