December 19, 2014
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) - Former major league
All-Star Jose Offerman has thrown a punch at an umpire during an
argument in a Dominican winter league game, the second time in 2½
years that he's attacked someone on a baseball field.
Offerman, manager of the Licey Tigers, appeared to hit first base umpire Daniel Rayburn in the face or neck with his fist during a heated discussion in a game against the Cibao Giants. Rayburn fell to the ground.
Offerman was detained by stadium security and taken to a police station to wait until the end of the game to see if Rayburn would press charges.
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