Teammate Bites Off Part of MLB Prospect's Ear

Alex Guerrero to have reattachment surgery
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted May 21, 2014 9:14 AM CDT
Miguel Olivo this year.   (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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(Newser) – It's like Mike Tyson all over again. After a pair of Los Angeles Dodgers prospects got in a fight, one ended up with part of his ear bitten off. There's still hope, however, for infielder Alex Guerrero and his ear: He's set to have plastic surgery to reattach it, the Los Angeles Times reports, per Guerrero's agent. The fight occurred during a game between the Dodgers-affiliated Albuquerque Isotopes and the Salt Lake Bees, the BBC reports.

Catcher Miguel Olivo was apparently fuming after what he saw as a bad play by Guerrero. In the dugout, "Olivo decked him," Guerrero's agent tells the Times. Teammates pulled them apart, at which point the chunk of Guerrero's ear was in Olivo's mouth. Olivo could face criminal charges; Guerrero hasn't decided whether to take legal action, police say. Insiders tell ESPN Guerrero may be out for five weeks. He and Olivo have both played for the Dodgers in the big leagues this season.

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