BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Former major leaguer Jose Offerman has testified that he didn’t swing his bat at two players and didn’t cause their injuries during a minor league baseball game in Connecticut.
Offerman testified Friday at a civil trial in federal court in Bridgeport. He’s being sued over an alleged baseball bat attack in Bridgeport in 2007 while playing for the Long Island Ducks in a major league comeback bid.
Offerman played for the Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers and other teams during a 15-year career that ended in 2005.
The lawsuit says Offerman was hit by a pitch, charged the mound and hit two Bridgeport Bluefish players with his bat, including catcher Johnathan Nathans.
Nathans says he suffered a head injury. He’s suing Offerman and the Ducks for $4.5 million.
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