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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