Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:47:16 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Alexander Guerrero (ear) went 3-for-5 with a home run in his return to action with Triple-A Albuquerque Thursday, July 10.
Fantasy Tip: The news of Guerrero's return to play, coupled with Hanley Ramirez's shoulder problems, should at least perk up the ears of NL-only managers looking for middle infield help. If Ramirez's injury bleeds into the second half, the Blue could choose to call up Guerrero.
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 08:27:42 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Alexander Guerrero (ear) will not lose his ear and soon will resume his baseball career, according to agent Scott Boras. The piece of ear bitten off was recovered and reattached via surgery. He spent time every day in a hyperbaric chamber after that to increase oxygen intake and healing. Guerrero can start working out soon, but there's no timetable for his return.
Fantasy Tip: He may be up sometime later in the year, but likely in September with a limited role barring injury. Mixed leaguers can wait a while before stashing him.
Fri, 30 May 2014 13:35:45 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Alexander Guerrero (ear) is progressing following surgery to reattach a piece of his ear, and there is hope that his ear will be saved, according to his agent, Scott Boras. "We're still not out of the woods. But we're optimistic. The doctor gave a good report (on Thursday)," Boras said by phone. There is no timetable for Guerrero to return to action.
Fantasy Tip: It's a shame for Guerrero, who was hitting very well right before the incident in which part of his ear was bitten off by former teammate Miguel Olivo. Once he returns to the minors, it might not be long before the Dodgers call him up to be middle infield insurance. When that'll be, though, is anyone's guess.
Wed, 21 May 2014 10:17:47 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Alexander Guerrero (ear) could miss five weeks after having plastic surgery on his ear after C Miguel Olivo bit off part of Guerrero's ear during an altercation at Triple-A Albuquerque Tuesday, May 20, according to sources. It's possible one or both players could be subject to further action by the team. Guerrero was hitting .376 with 10 home runs and 29 RBIs and had received playing time at other positions than second base.
Fantasy Tip: Guerrero's performance on the farm was putting him in line for a promotion soon. He'll have to wait now, and he'd likely be mainly a bench option for the Dodgers unless an injury to the infield occurred.
Tue, 20 May 2014 15:40:28 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Alexander Guerrero (ear) and C Miguel Olivo were in an altercation in the minor leagues, and Guerrero's ear was "displaced by a bite" during the altercation, according to Guerrero's agent, Scott Boras. Guerrero is having plastic surgery on his ear to fix the injury.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:44:17 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers activated OF Carl Crawford off the paternity list Tuesday, March 25, and optioned 2B Alexander Guerrero to Triple-A Albuquerque in a corresponding move.
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 05:45:10 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Justin Turner and 2B Dee Gordon will platoon at second base to begin the season.
Fantasy Tip: Alexander Guerrero will be sent down but still has some value in NL-only leagues. Gordon is the one with value in this platoon with his lights-out speed, but his playing time will dictate if he's worth owning in mixed leagues. Turner has nominal NL-only value.
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:37:39 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Dee Gordon appears to be in line for the starting second base duties when the team plays a two-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Australia this weekend after a solid spring performance. Gordon hit .286 with four triples and nine steals without being caught in camp. Gordon could platoon with 2B Chone Figgins, with Gordon facing right-handers, according to manager Don Mattingly.
"My mindset now is to be the best player I can be for the Dodgers. It's not all about me. I'm definitely mentally tougher than I was. I'm not going to sit here and whine, say I got treated wrong. I'm going to adapt to the situation and be a better player." 2B Alexander Guerrero is now expected to start the year in the minors as he continues to make the shift from shortstop to second base.
Fantasy Tip: Gordon is a post-hype prospect that is a real sleeper candidate in mixed and NL-only drafts. Folks will start to catch on that Guerrero was a bit overvalued, at least early this year. If he can improve on his on-base percentage adjustments in the minors last year and make some more contact, Gordon can be a poor-man's Billy Hamilton.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:11:55 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Dee Gordon is traveling with the team tomorrow and 2B Alexander Guerrero is not, which could be a sign that Gordon is winning the competition to start at second base.
Fantasy Tip: With everyday playing time Gordon could be a real sleeper, at least in NL-only leagues. He'll need to make better contact and take more walks, though, but his speed remains his best asset. Guerrero is a huge risk in deep mixed leagues, especially since he took the entire year off in 2013.
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:30:46 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Alexander Guerrero is struggling with the defensive switch from shortstop to second base. The team prefers to use either Guerrero or 2B Dee Gordon at the keystone because they are both on the active roster.
Gordon is more athletic and has added some muscle, but Guerrero has a broader body and uppercut swing. Guerrero has yet to show smoothness in the lower body as was expected.
Fantasy Tip: Gordon is clearly superior defensively than Guerrero right now, and if Guerrero doesn't impress with the stick, Gordon could win the job on opening day. Gordon is a nice little sleeper in NL-only leagues.