In a statement released Wednesday night, the Dodgers said Olivo was placed on the suspended list by the Albuquerque Isotopes. The veteran catcher is on the Dodgers‘ 40-man roster, and the club said he “will remain suspended pending the completion of an investigation” into the brawl during Tuesday’s game at Salt Lake.
Olivo has displayed a hot temper on the field before, charging at Jose Reyes and missing with a wild punch during a dustup between the Marlins and Mets late in the 2007 season.
The 35-year-old catcher appeared in eight games for the Dodgers this month, marking his 13th season in the majors.
The Salt Lake Tribune reported the fight happened in the dugout during the eighth inning of Albuquerque’s 7-4 loss to Salt Lake, briefly delaying the game, and both players were removed from the lineup soon afterward.
The 27-year-old Guerrero is hitting .376 with 10 home runs and 29 RBIs in the Pacific Coast League. He was playing second base at Albuquerque, but the club recently started putting him at shortstop to develop some versatility.