Salt Lake Bees: Albuquerque player reportedly bites off part of teammate's ear

Published May 20, 2014 11:22 pm
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Los Angeles Dodger prospect Alex Guerrero was injured during an altercation with teammate Miguel Olivo during Tuesday's Salt Lake-Albuquerque game at Smith's Ballpark.

Guerrero is a Cuban infielder who signed with the Dodgers last winter for $28 million.

According to a report by Jon Morosi of Fox Sports and the Major League Baseball Network, agent Scott Boras said part of Guerrero's ear was "displaced" after he was bitten by Olivo. Police are investigating.

In the eighth inning of the Bees' 7-4 victory, play was stopped briefly when the fight broke out in the Isotopes' dugout.

Guerrero and Olivo had confronted each other an inning earlier during an Albuquerque pitching change. Standing near the mound, Olivo charged Guerrero before teammates stepped between them.

The Dodgers issued a statement saying the organization was investigating the incident.

The Bees and Isotopes play again Wednesday night.

Steve Luhm



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