Olivo suspended for dugout fracas at Triple-A

Olivo suspended for dugout fracas at Triple-A

NEW YORK -- Triple-A Albuquerque catcher Miguel Olivo was suspended Wednesday, a day after he bit off part of teammate Alex Guerrero's left ear in a dugout fracas.

Olivo -- who is on the Dodgers' 40-man roster and was optioned back to Albuquerque a week ago when A.J. Ellis returned from the disabled list -- was replaced on the Isotopes roster by infielder Alex Liddi, who had been at extended spring training.

Guerrero underwent plastic surgery and could be sidelined a month or longer. He has not been placed on the disabled list yet.

Olivo will remain suspended pending the completion of an investigation into the altercation, according to the Dodgers.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.