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Pitcher testifies on etiquette for hitting batter

In this Aug. 14, 2007, file photo, Bridgeport Bluefish catcher John Nathans, right, tries to prevent Long Island Duck's Jose Offerman (18) from hitting Bluefish pitcher Matt Beech with a bat during a fight in the first inning of an Atlantic League minor league baseball game in Bridgeport, Conn. Offerman testified Friday, July 18, 2014, at a civil trial in federal court in Bridgeport, saying he didn't swing his bat at two other players or cause their injuries in the scuffle. The lawsuit says Nathans suffered a head injury when Offerman charged the mound and swung his bat. Nathans is suing Offerman and the Ducks for $4.5 million. (AP Photo/Connecticut Post, Christian Abraham)  MANDATORY CREDIT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A former major league pitcher says he didn’t intentionally throw at batter Jose Offerman during a 2007 independent minor league game that resulted in a bat-wielding brawl.

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Ex-major leaguer Offerman denies assault claims

In this Aug. 14, 2007, file photo, Bridgeport Bluefish catcher John Nathans, right, tries to prevent Long Island Duck's Jose Offerman (18) from hitting Bluefish pitcher Matt Beech with a bat during a fight in the first inning of an Atlantic League minor league baseball game in Bridgeport, Conn. Offerman testified Friday, July 18, 2014, at a civil trial in federal court in Bridgeport, saying he didn't swing his bat at two other players or cause their injuries in the scuffle. The lawsuit says Nathans suffered a head injury when Offerman charged the mound and swung his bat. Nathans is suing Offerman and the Ducks for $4.5 million. (AP Photo/Connecticut Post, Christian Abraham)  MANDATORY CREDIT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Former major leaguer Jose Offerman testified Friday that he neither swung his bat at two minor leaguers nor caused their injuries during a scuffle that broke out when he was hit by a pitch during a 2007 comeback attempt.

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Jury selected for Offerman assault lawsuit trial

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A jury has been seated to hear a lawsuit accusing former major leaguer Jose Offerman of a baseball bat attack during a 2007 minor league game in Connecticut.

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