PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – Two Pittsburgh Pirates minor leaguers who play in Indianapolis have been suspended after they were arrested over the weekend.
Our news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports infielder Gift Ngoepe and pitcher Dovydas Neverauskas were arrested Sunday morning after a bar fight in Toledo, Ohio.
The minor leaguers have been suspended for the final seven days of their season.
Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said in a statement Tuesday the team was “extremely disappointed” with the actions of RHP Dovydas Neverauskas and INF Gift Ngoepe of Triple-A Indianapolis.
Ngoepe was reportedly charged with assault and resisting arrest, Neverauskas charged with misconduct and resisting arrest.
According to a police report, when an officer tried to put handcuffs on Ngoepe, he got free and walked away.
Neverauskas reportedly yelled at police officers, “What are you going to do, shoot me?”
Four other men were also arrested in the brawl.
The 23-year-old Neverauskas, from Lithuania, has split time with Indianapolis and Double-A Altoona this season. The 26-year-old Ngoepe, from South Africa, has spent all season with Indianapolis. Neither has played in the majors.
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