Jose Offerman said Monday he is not trying to avoid a U.S. lawsuit for attacking two opposing players with a baseball bat in Connecticut six years ago while he was playing for the Long Island Ducks.
Jose Offerman hit two Bluefish players, John Nathans and pitcher Matt Beech, with a bat. Nathans suffered a head injury that ended his career, and Beech broke the middle finger on his non-throwing hand. As a federal lawsuit over the attack heads to trial, Offerman is nowhere to be found.
One of the most ridiculed and criticized — yet successful — closers in Mets history is making a comeback. Good ol’ Armando Benitez has resurfaced with none other than the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League.