Carlos Zambrano asks forgiveness

Updated: January 27, 2014, 9:54 PM ET
Associated Press

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Former major league pitcher Carlos Zambrano is apologizing for starting a brawl during Venezuela's winter league series final.

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His apology was carried Monday by El Nacional newspaper.

The Saturday night fight occurred during the third game of the series. Zambrano struck pitcher Mayckol Guaipe of the rival Caribes de Anzoategui after teammate Ezequiel Carrera of the Navegantes del Magallanes had been hit by a pitch.

Zambrano asked forgiveness of Venezuelans and the Caribes organization for the "very embarrassing incident." The Venezuelan League of Professional Baseball is investigating.

While with the Chicago Cubs, Zambrano was suspended in 2010 after a shouting match with teammate Derrek Lee.


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