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.
Police have gathered evidence about the incident and collected witness statements, according to Boras.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) May 20, 2014
Guerrero's injury will apparently keep him off the field for awhile.
Dodgers’ Alex Guerrero could miss as much as 5 weeks after biting incident in Triple-A game today: http://t.co/bOR7tiro1w
— Danny Knobler (@DannyKnobler) May 21, 2014
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.