Former All-Star Jose Offerman stands charged with assault after hitting an opposing pitcher and catcher with his bat during a minor-league game yesterday. The victims suffered a concussion and a broken finger at the hands of the 38-year-old, a former LA Dodgers and Boston Red Sox standout who hasn't played in the majors since 2005.
Offerman began his rampage when he was hit by a pitch one inning after homering in a game in Bridgeport, Conn. He broke a finger on pitcher Matt Beech's hand and, in connecting with John Nathans' head on the backswing, gave the catcher a concussion. Offerman, a two-time All-Star, was suspended indefinitely from the independent Atlantic League.