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Alex Guerrero homered in his first game since Miguel Olivo bit off his ear

Jul 11, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

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Dodgers prospect Alex Guerrero returned to game action yesterday, nearly two months after Triple-A teammate Miguel Olivo bit his ear off during a dugout incident. And in his first game back, Guerrero homered.

That’s fitting, because before having his ear bitten off by a maniac Guerrero was knocking around Triple-A pitchers to the tune of a .376 batting average with 10 homers and a 1.152 OPS in 33 games. This time he homered (and had two other hits) off a rookie-ball pitcher, because Guerrero is officially on a rehab assignment for now.

Dee Gordon was just selected for his first All-Star game, so Guerrero won’t be replacing him at second base in Los Angeles anytime soon, but if the 27-year-old picks up right where he left off surely the Dodgers can find a spot for him somewhere in the lineup after giving him $28 million to sign out of Cuba.

  1. scatterbrian - Jul 11, 2014 at 12:03 PM

    This has to be some kind of record.

  2. ereed1286 - Jul 11, 2014 at 12:09 PM

    I’m sure he got an earful after that…

  3. pwshrugged - Jul 11, 2014 at 1:27 PM

    Guerrero’s actually a natural SS; the whole reason for his “defensive seasoning” in the minors was to facilitate a position switch to 2B. I’m sure if he’s mashing, they’ll call him up to play SS and shift Hanley to 3B. Heck, if it wasn’t for getting his ear bit off, he’d probably already be there.

    • yahmule - Jul 11, 2014 at 2:22 PM

      They were about to call him up when Uribe got hurt, but the jealous moron Olivo sidetracked that plan.

  4. tmc602014 - Jul 11, 2014 at 3:21 PM

    Is that the ear? I see no scar, it must be the other.

    • baberuthslegs - Jul 11, 2014 at 4:32 PM

      We need to see the side with no ear. The article says Olivo “bit off his ear”.

      • davidpom50 - Jul 11, 2014 at 5:44 PM

        They re-attached it.

    • pwshrugged - Jul 11, 2014 at 6:05 PM

      The point of really intricate, time-consuming, recovery-inducing plastic surgery is to look like you never had plastic surgery.

    • asimonetti88 - Jul 11, 2014 at 6:54 PM

      I believe the picture is prior to the attack

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