In an effort to get more punch off their bench, the Los Angeles Dodgers called up Clint Robinson from Triple-A Wednesday. Correlating with the move, the team designated Jamie Romak for assignment.
Robinson didn’t make an appearance in the Dodgers win over the Kansas City Royals, but managed to provide his perspective on the altercation between Alex Guerrero and Miguel Olivo.
According to ESPN LA’s Mark Saxon, Robinson was on deck and was shocked by what unfolded:
I was trying to hit with all that going on. It was crazy,” Robinson said. “That’s definitely the most intense thing I’ve ever seen on a baseball field, that’s for sure.”
As a result of the scuffle, Guerrero needed plastic surgery to re-attach a portion of his ear that was bitten off by Olivo and the catcher was released from the organization.
After the procedure Guerrero was unable to participate in any physical activity and there was some concern the surgery wouldn’t be successful. That is no longer the case as the second baseman won’t need another surgery and has reported to Camelback Ranch.
Robinson played four games with the Royals in 2012 and has been in the Minors since. He had a successful Spring Training with the Dodgers this year, which carried over into his time with the Isotopes.
There’s a remote possibility Guerrero and Robinson could become teammates with the Dodgers, however a reunion with the Isotopes seems to be the more likely scenario.
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