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Three charged with assault and battery

Updated: December 18, 2003, 5:22 PM ET
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BOSTON -- Free-agent pitcher Jeff Nelson, Yankees outfielder Karim Garcia and a Fenway Park groundskeeper were charged with assault and battery Thursday for fighting in New York's bullpen during a playoff game.

Clerk Magistrate Michael Neighbors called the case against the two players "weak," because no eyewitness or police officers who were at the game testified during a probable cause hearing last week. But he said the police report contained enough evidence to go forward, despite a lack ...

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