Former major league baseball player Jose Offerman was charged with second degree assault because of an on field incident. Offerman went bananas and charged the mound with his bat after being hit by a pitch. He broke one of the pitcher's fingers and gave the catcher a concussion. The incident took place in a Atlantic field game.
Bluefish chief executive officer Mary-Jane Foster said she asked the Atlantic League to suspend Offerman from the league for life.
Ducks owner Frank Boulton, who also is the league's chief executive, said his team would abide by whatever punishment the league's executive director, Joe Klein, deems appropriate.
Klein is responsible for dealing with any discipline involving actions within a game, and was reviewing the incident, Boulton said.
"I can say that Jose's conduct in bringing the bat to the mound after being hit was wrong, there is no question about that," he said. "We're all saddened by this because Jose has had a 15-year major league career and is a true gentleman."
Offerman batted .273 during his 15 seasons in the majors. He last played in the majors in 2005 with Philadelphia and the New York Mets. He was an All-Star in 1995 with the Dodgers and in 1999 with Boston.