Jose Offerman Pleads Not Guilty To Baseball Bat Charge

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WBZ-TV reports today that “former Red Sox All-Star Jose Offerman pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he attacked a pitcher and catcher with his bat during a minor league game.

Offerman’s attorney Frank Riccio said “he does not believe his client struck the players with a bat.

On August 14, Offerman charged the mound while wielding a bat and started a melee that saw catcher John Nathans sustain a concussion and pitcher Matt Beech break a finger on his non-throwing hand. Offerman reportedly swung the bat at Beech “two or three times” with his bat, breaking the pitcher’s left middle finger. Nathans was struck by the same bat in the back of the head.