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Dodgers prospect Alex Guerrero returns to Triple-A

Jul 26, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

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Dodgers infield prospect Alex Guerrero hasn’t been at Triple-A since Miguel Olivo attacked him and bit part of his ear off. He returned to baseball on July 10, playing rookie ball in the Arizona League for seven games. On July 20, the Dodgers moved him up to Single-A Rancho Cucamonga. At long last, he’s back with Triple-A Albuquerque, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Prior to the ear-biting incident, Guerrero was slashing .376/.417/.735 with 12 home runs and 37 RBI for Albuquerque. He could make his States-side major league debut later this season; he made appearances against the Diamondbacks in both games played in Australia in March to kick off the regular season.

  1. moseskkim - Jul 26, 2014 at 11:43 PM

    Luis suarez probably has a mural of olivo at home lol

  2. kappy32 - Jul 27, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    I’m glad to see the kid is okay & that he is back. However, I have 1 question… How in the world, after all the big trades they made & big free agents they signed, costing them draft pick, do the Dodgers have such an elite-level, MLB prospect? Common sense would tell one that a guy like him would be on the Red Sox or the Marlins. I guess, as the old saying goes, the rich get richer.

    • clydeserra - Jul 27, 2014 at 12:32 AM

      international free agent. they paid a lot to sign him

    • paperlions - Jul 27, 2014 at 10:00 AM

      He’s 27 yrs old and doesn’t have a position. He played SS in Cuba but can’t play that in MLB and the transition to 2B has not gone well…or he’d probably be in the majors.

      • yahmule - Jul 27, 2014 at 11:03 AM

        He’s a better defensive shortstop than Hanley. His struggles at second base in the spring were wildly exaggerated. The Dodgers just like the way Gordon fits atop their lineup and who can blame them? With all the money the Dodgers throw around, how come you never hear about them extending Hanley? Because they know the future is secure. I think AG would have been promoted when Uribe got hurt last month, but Olivo decided to mutilate him first. And he can really hit. Strong compact stroke and the ball just jumps off his bat.

  3. crillbill - Jul 27, 2014 at 1:52 AM

    Dodgers went nuts on these foreign players before mlb closed the window to do so. I can’t remember the number but the dodgers signed like 42 foreign players in one offseason and now mlb doesn’t allow it. Hopefully some of these guys pay off.

    • koufaxmitzvah - Jul 27, 2014 at 9:35 AM

      Where did you get that number from?

      • paperlions - Jul 27, 2014 at 10:02 AM

        Thin air.

        There is no cap on international professional spending, which is what Guerrero and Arruebarruena were when signed this past off season.

      • yahmule - Jul 27, 2014 at 11:04 AM

        And why the entire league is watching Rusney Castillo shove minivans around a parking lot.

      • crillbill - Oct 15, 2014 at 3:38 AM

        There actually is an international cap now. I believe it went in maybe 2 years ago and dodgers went nuts before it did.

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