Following Thursday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays, an unidentified Phillies player was involved in an incident with a Rays fan.
“We are disappointed to learn about the alleged incident with a Rays fan and one of our players following Thursday night’s game at Tropicana Field,” the Phillies said Saturday in a statement. “We are in the process of gathering all of the details surrounding the situation. Until such information is provided, it would be inappropriate for us to comment at this time.”
The St. Petersburg Times reported that a police dispatcher confirmed a report for a battery call at 11 PM at Tropicana Field.
UPDATE (2:44 PM): David Murphy reports (via Twitter) that J.C Romero is the player that has now been identified. Rays fan claims Romero grabbed him by the throat and pushed him after the fan made a steroid comment.