Isotopes player loses part of ear in brawl

SALT LAKE CITY (KRQE) – Salt Lake City police and the Los Angeles Dodgers are investigating a brawl between two Albuquerque Isotope players during a game Tuesday, a brawl that apparently cost one of them part of an ear.

During a pitching change in Tuesday’s game, journeyman Isotopes Catcher Miguel Olivo went after infielder Alex Guerrero, the hot prospect from Cuba who the Dodgers signed for $28 million.

No word what triggered it, but the Isotopes defense was really sloppy in their 7-4 loss to the Salt Lake Bees.

Later in the game, in the eighth inning, all hell broke loose in the Isotopes dugout with Olivo reportedly attacking Guerrero punching him and possibly biting off a chunk of his ear.

According to a Fox Sports reporter super agent Scott Boras, who represents Guerrero, tweeted that part of Guerrero’s ear was quote displaced by a bite.

And that he had plastic surgery after the game.

That reporter also said Salt Lake Police collected evidence and interviewed witnesses.

Both players were removed from the game after the dugout brawl.

No word on how long Guerrero may be out or what’s next for the two players. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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