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Dodgers Prospect Guerrero Has Part of Ear Bitten Off in Fight with Teammate

The tussle between the prospect and the journeyman had shades of Tyson-Holyfield

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Dodgers Prospect Has Part of Ear Bitten Off by Teammate

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Alex Guerrero of the Dodgers looks on from the dugout during the MLB match between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Sydney Cricket Ground on March 23, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

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Alex Guerrero, the Dodgers $28 million prospect, reportedly had part of his left ear bitten off Tuesday during a fight with Albuquerque Isotopes teammate Miguel Olivo.

Guerrero’s agent Scott Boras told the L.A. Times that when the shortstop walked by Olivo in the dugout during the game in Salt Lake City, the catcher punched Guerrero and had a piece of his ear in his mouth by the time teammates separated the two.

The Dodgers say they're investigating the incident.

Salt Lake City Police have talked with Guerrero but a detective told Fox Sports 1 that Guerrero hasn't decided if he wants to press charges. 

  Guerrero's injury will apparently keep him off the field for awhile.

The timing’s not good for the Dodgers prospect. He's been tearing up the Pacific Coast League with a league leading .376 batting average and .735 slugging percentage. With Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe re-injuring his right hamstring in Tuesday’s game against the Mets, Guerrero could've been in line for a big league call up but that’s likely off the table, at least for now.

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