FILE - 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 Bluefish catcher John Nathans, (right) tries to prevent Long Island Duck's Jose Offerman (18) from hitting Bluefish pitcher Matt Beech with a bat.
AP Photo/Connecticut Post, Christian Abraham

Former major leaguer Jose Offerman was ordered by a jury Tuesday to pay out nearly $1 million to a minor league player he assaulted with a baseball bat in 2007.

Former Bridgeport Bluefish catcher Johnathan Nathans was awarded $940,000. He had sought $4.8 million in the lawsuit. Nathans suffered a head injury in the attack, which ended his career, and still has lingering symptoms.

Offerman, who had a 15-year MLB career, was attempting to get back to the majors with the Long Island Ducks when the attack occurred. Offerman was hit by a pitch from Bluefish pitcher Matt Beech and charged the mound with his bat. Beech suffered a broken finger.

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No video exists of the incident, but there is video of a 2010 incident in which Offerman punched an umpire in the Dominican winter baseball league, from which Offerman was then banned.

Offerman played for the Red Sox from 1999 to 2002. He was named an All-Star in his first season.

h/t ESPN