Source: Umps from U.S. fear for safety

Updated: January 18, 2010, 7:17 AM ET
By Enrique Rojas | ESPNdeportes.com

A group of American umpires working in the Dominican winter league resigned from their positions Sunday and were to leave the country because they feared for their safety in the wake of an incident in which ex-major leaguer Jose Offerman swung at one of them, a source in the Dominican Baseball League's front office said.

Daniel Rayburn, Jayson Bradley, Justin Vogel and Barry Larson gave notice Sunday to the Dominican League, or LiDom, after an incident between Rayburn and Offerman, the ...

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