Alex Guerrero of the LA Dodgers has had part of his ear bitten off in a bizarre altercation with triple-A teammate Miguel Olivo according to the agent of Guerrero, Scott Baros.
The incident occurred whilst the infield prospect Guerrero was playing for the Dodgers' Albuquerque-based affiliate, during a 7-4 defeat in Salt Lake City.
Boras spoke how the situation between the two teammates got out of hand and resulted in part of Guerrero's ear being bitten off: "Olivo was stressed about it, they had some words going into the dugout."
Boras continues: "Guerrero was in the far end of the dugout. He went to the front to get his bat and helmet to hit. As he walked across, Olivo decked him. Guerrero and Olivo had to be separated by teammates. When players pulled off Olivo, he had a piece of Guerrero’s ear in his mouth"
The altercation stemmed from a throw by the catcher Olivo to the shortstop Guerrero in the seventh inning of the game.
Guerrero is now scheduled to undergo plastic surgery to reattach the part of the ear.
Further news on where Guerrero might take the matter is unknown at this point, the organisation will look into the incident further.