Bluefish-Ducks diamond brawl lands player in cuffs

Two members of the Bridgeport Bluefish are recovering Wednesday after a brawl involving a Long Island Ducks player, who has been suspended indefinitely.

Ducks SS Jose Offerman is accused of attacking Bluefish pitcher Matt Beech and catcher John Nathans with a baseball bat. Police say Offerman charged the mound and hit the players with his bat Tuesday night after he was hit by a pitch from Beech.

Beech suffered a broken middle finger on his right hand. Nathans was hit in the head and suffered a concussion. Both players were treated at the hospital and released.

Offerman has been charged with second-degree assault. He posted $10,000 bond and is due in Bridgeport Superior Court on August 23. He was also suspended indefinitely from the Atlantic League. Offerman is a former major league all-star who spent time with Mets and Red Sox, among other teams.

Photograph courtesy of The Connecticut Post.For an interview with the owner of the Bridgeport Bluefish, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.

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