Angry fan throws beer can into Rays' dugout in Cuba protest

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) A man apparently angered by the Tampa Bay Rays' recent trip to Cuba has gone onto the field and thrown a full can of beer into the team's dugout during its spring training game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Nobody was hurt. A member of the Pirates' grounds crew and Rays third base coach Charlie Montoyo restrained the protester until police arrived Saturday night, briefly delaying the game.

Bradenton police Lt. John Affolter says the man was arrested and will be charged with causing a fray, trespassing and assault. Police would not yet identify the man.

According to players and Bradenton police, the man came onto the field in the seventh inning and shouted obscenities about the Castro regime in Cuba. He threw a can of beer that smashed into the back wall of the Rays' dugout.