Tuesday's Triple-A game between Albuquerque and Salt Lake featured a scuffle of some sort in the Isotopes dugout during the top of the eighth inning between Alex Guerrero and Miguel Olivo. Here is what we know.
Earlier in the game, here is Olivo lunging at Guerrero during a pitching change (per Jarred Massey):
Down 7-2 in the top of the eighth inning, Isotopes manager Damon Berryhill began the inning in the third base coaches box but at some point during the inning vacated the coaching box to deal with something in the dugout, per play-by-play man Josh Suchon on the broadcast.
Steve Luhm, covering the game for the Salt Lake Tribune, chimed in.
Salt Lake-Albuquerque game delayed briefly in the 8th inning. Fight between Isotope teammates seems to have broken out in the dugout.— Steve Luhm (@sluhm) May 20, 2014
PCL fight between teammates: Might have involved Albuquerque SS Alex Guerrero and C Miguel Olivo. Neither now playing ...— Steve Luhm (@sluhm) May 20, 2014
Guerrero was pinch hit for by Miguel Rojas in the top of the eighth inning, and Olivo was replaced at catcher by Griff Erickson in the bottom of the inning.
Part of Alex Guerrero's ear was "displaced by a bite" during altercation with Miguel Olivo, according to Guerrero's agent, Scott Boras.— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) May 20, 2014
Alex Guerrero is having plastic surgery on his ear right now, Scott Boras said.— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) May 20, 2014
Olivo reportedly said Guerrero first attacked him, per Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Naturally, there hasn't been a ton of information yet about the fight, but both manager Don Mattingly and general manager Ned Colletti were asked about it in New York before the Dodgers game with the Mets.
#Dodgers GM Ned Colletti confirms Alex Guerrero and Miguel Olivo were involved in altercation at AAA.— Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) May 20, 2014
Ned Colletti is still looking in to the fight between Guerrero and Olivo. Working on getting facts— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) May 20, 2014
Colletti knows about AAA fight. Absolutely does not want to talk about it. "we are looking into it."— Mike Petriello (@mike_petriello) May 20, 2014
The Dodgers released a statement about the incident as well.
"The baseball operations department is aware of the altercation and is conducting an investigation into the matter," the statement read. "The organization does not condone this type of behavior and will have no further comment at this time."
Guerrero was 2-for-3 to raise his average to .376, and Olivo was 1-for-3 with an RBI. Albuquerque plays next on Wednesday night again in Salt Lake against the Bees.