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January 19, 2010 | Staff And Wire Reports
Jose Offerman was banned for life by the Dominican Republic winter league for throwing a punch at an umpire during an argument on the baseball field. Offerman, a former All-Star shortstop with the Dodgers and Boston Red Sox and manager of the Licey Tigers, appeared to hit first base umpire Daniel Reyburn in the face or neck with a fist during a playoff game Saturday against the Cibao Giants. Reyburn fell to the ground. The Dominican league's president, Leonardo Matos Berrido , announced the ban Monday.
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August 15, 2010
Look out for the Phillies and Red Sox in the next few weeks. With the exception of Kevin Youkilis , they're starting to get their injured players back and seem poised to put themselves into better position entering September … Boston has Carlos Delgado trying to get ready in a hurry at triple-A Pawtucket. It's fair to say he's motivated — he'll make $20,000 a month in the minors and could make $3 million if he joins the Red Sox … Tampa Bay isn't as worried as you'd think about Jeff Niemann and Wade Davis , who went on the DL because of injuries diagnosed as strained shoulders.
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August 21, 1994 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He evokes comparisons to Mariano Duncan, though some would argue that Jose Offerman is not as good an athlete. Duncan, the last established Dodger player to be sent to the minors, didn't re-establish himself until he was traded to the Cincinnati Reds midway through the 1989 season. Is that what it will take for Offerman? "I'll prepare myself for whatever will come," Offerman says of his future.
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January 19, 2010 | Staff And Wire Reports
Jose Offerman was banned for life by the Dominican Republic winter league for throwing a punch at an umpire during an argument on the baseball field. Offerman, a former All-Star shortstop with the Dodgers and Boston Red Sox and manager of the Licey Tigers, appeared to hit first base umpire Daniel Reyburn in the face or neck with a fist during a playoff game Saturday against the Cibao Giants. Reyburn fell to the ground. The Dominican league's president, Leonardo Matos Berrido , announced the ban Monday.
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February 15, 1991 | BILL PLASCHKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite the clutter of Jose Offerman's hometown, finding the Dodger shortstop there is as easy as finding him on a baseball field. From the capital of Santo Domingo, drive for an hour along a placid two-lane highway that borders the Caribbean Sea. When the breeze stops and the calm ends, you know you are close. Cross a narrow bridge spanning a sewage-coated river. The road is crowded, the scent is strong. Motor scooters buzz around burros.
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March 2, 1996
News flash for Jose Offerman: Major league teams treat shortstops who can field better than those who can't. P.J. GENDELL Beverly Hills All I know is that Jose Offerman not only made more errors than Tommy Lasorda in '95, he was caught napping more often. BURT PRELUTSKY North Hills
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October 3, 1992
Now that the Dodgers' season has almost mercifully ended, has it truly been determined that Jose Offerman is the "err" apparent at shortstop? DENNIS FOWLER, Agoura Hills
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September 8, 1990
Regarding Tony Sheperd's letter about Jose Offerman (Sept. 1): For anybody to jump all over a kid just up from triple A for making a couple of mistakes is silly. Let's give Jose a break. I happen to think Offerman will be a Dodger mainstay for years to come. CARY RODDA West Covina
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April 13, 1996
OK, Offerman, you made your point. Please throw away the Greg Gagne voodoo doll. LUIS CAMPOS North Hollywood All I can say after the first week is that Jose Offerman is alive and well and living in Greg Gagne's body. HERBERT M. SCHOENBERG Tarzana After witnessing the pivotal fielding and hitting performances of Greg Gagne, Mike Blowers and Todd Hollandsworth at Wrigley Field, I wonder what it would take for the Dodgers to get Jose Offerman, Tim Wallach and Roberto Kelly back.
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April 18, 1992
Quote by Tom Lasorda on April 14 after Jose Offerman watches another ball skip by for three runs: "When we are out there, we have to think about defense." If this payroll has to be reminded 162 times a year something they were taught in Little League, sandlot, high school or college, Dodger fans are in for a long disappointing year. BOB GOLDBERG Whittier
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August 16, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Looking for a last chance in the majors, former Dodgers All-Star shortstop Jose Offerman was arrested Tuesday night after charging the mound and hitting the pitcher and catcher with his bat after being hit by a fastball during an independent minor league game in Bridgeport, Conn. Offerman, playing for the Long Island Ducks, was charged with assault. The Atlantic League suspended him indefinitely Wednesday and expected to make a final decision by the end of the week.
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November 14, 1998
Regarding Bill Plaschke's "Heaven Knows, Dodgers Could Use the Assistance," [Nov. 6] commentary: Yes, let's trade Eric Young right now. The sparkplug of the offense, the guy with an incredible on-base percentage, diligent work ethic, speed, and a glove. In his place we could have put . . . Wilton Guerrero!?!? Why not just trade for Jose Offerman? How many running and throwing errors is it going to take for you to realize that Corky is a liability? Mo Vaughn will go to a team that shows him the money and respect that he deserves.
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June 9, 1997 | From Associated Press
Jose Offerman is on the best streak of his life. The six-year veteran has eight multi-hit games in nine starts and has raised his average from .255 to .320. He doubled during a four-run second inning Sunday as Kansas City defeated Texas, 4-2, and knocked the Rangers out of first place in the AL West. "The way I've been seeing the ball and the way I've been hitting the ball, I don't think it could be any better than that," the former Dodger shortstop said.
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August 10, 1996 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The last time Jose Offerman was in Anaheim Stadium, the Royals were playing him at first base and he was making like Don Mattingly, digging out bad throws, diving to gobble up hard ground balls and leaping to snag a line drive and start a double play. Friday night, he started at second base, so he was doing his Mattingly-with-a-bat impersonation.
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May 7, 1996 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Kansas City Whodats whipped the Angels, 9-4, Monday night at Anaheim Stadium. If you don't know the Whodats, you aren't alone. That wasn't exactly the feared Kansas City teams of the 1970s and '80s that rolled into town. No George Brett. No Dan Quisenberry. No Hal McRae. These are the downsized, '90s Royals, owners of the lowest payroll in the American League. (At $18 million, it's $8 million less than even the budget-conscious Angels.) Bob Hamelin and eight banjo hitters.
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April 13, 1996
OK, Offerman, you made your point. Please throw away the Greg Gagne voodoo doll. LUIS CAMPOS North Hollywood All I can say after the first week is that Jose Offerman is alive and well and living in Greg Gagne's body. HERBERT M. SCHOENBERG Tarzana After witnessing the pivotal fielding and hitting performances of Greg Gagne, Mike Blowers and Todd Hollandsworth at Wrigley Field, I wonder what it would take for the Dodgers to get Jose Offerman, Tim Wallach and Roberto Kelly back.
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May 6, 1991 | ALAN DROOZ
Fred Claire, the Dodgers' executive vice president, spent several days looking at the triple-A Albuquerque Dukes last week, but said his trip was not expressly to scout Jose Offerman. Claire said that the Dodgers will not rush the young shortstop up, though he is hitting nearly .500 since returning from a back injury. "We have a player we consider to be a prospect at each position," said Claire, who flew to Philadelphia to join the Dodgers. "Offerman is making good progress.
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August 28, 1991 | BILL PLASCHKE
Shawon Dunston, the potential free-agent shortstop who says he wants to stay with the Cubs, acknowledged that he has asked Lenny Harris what it is like to play in Los Angeles. With Jose Offerman proving yet another disappointing product of the Dodgers' player development system, there could be pressure this winter to sign Dunston, who is batting .463 in his last 21 games while improving his average to .264. Offerman is batting .
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March 2, 1996
News flash for Jose Offerman: Major league teams treat shortstops who can field better than those who can't. P.J. GENDELL Beverly Hills All I know is that Jose Offerman not only made more errors than Tommy Lasorda in '95, he was caught napping more often. BURT PRELUTSKY North Hills
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February 27, 1996 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He is happy to be out of Dodger blue and wearing Royal blue--as in Kansas City Royals. He is happy to be away from Tom Lasorda, the manager who bleeds blue. Jose Offerman's controversial tenure as Dodger shortstop ended in mid-December, when he was traded to the Royals for left-handed pitcher Billy Brewer after Royal shortstop Greg Gagne signed with the Dodgers as a free agent.
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