2 Pirates minor leaguers suspended after weekend arrests
CHICAGO (AP) Two Pittsburgh Pirates minor leaguers have been suspended for the final seven days of their season after being arrested and charged in connection with an incident in Toledo, Ohio.
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.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Ngoepe was charged with one count of simple assault and two counts of resisting arrest and Neverauskas was charged with two counts of resisting arrest and one count of misconduct. They were arrested early Sunday following a ''large disorder'' near a pub, according to an incident reports.
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.