December 21, 2014
TORONTO (AP) - The Philadelphia Phillies have acknowledged that one of their players was involved in a confrontation with a fan following Thursday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla.
The Phillies did not identify the player in Saturday's statement. The Rays also confirmed the incident but did not release details.
The St. Petersburg Times reported on its Web site Saturday that Phillies reliever J.C. Romero grabbed and shoved a male fan after the man made comments about steroids. Romero was recently reinstated following a 50-game suspension for violating baseball's drug policy.
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