Buzzing on Yahoo Sports:

Zambrano apologies for Venezuela dustup

AP - Sports
Zambrano apologies for Venezuela dustup
.

View photo

In this photo taken on Saturday, Jan 25, 2014. Venezuela former major league pitcher Carlos Zambrano, center, gestures during a brawl at the third game of the Venezuelan Baseball championship final playoff between Magallanes from Valencia and Caribes from Puerto La Cruz, in Puerto La Cruz ,Venezuela. Zambrano struck pitcher Mayckol Guiape of the rival Caribes de Anzoategui after teammate Ezequiel Carrera of the Navegantes del Magallanes was hit by a pitch.(AP Photo /Elyxandro Cegarra)

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

His apology was carried Monday by El Nacional newspaper.

The Saturday night fight happened during the third game of the series. Zambrano struck pitcher Mayckol Guiape of the rival Caribes de Anzoategui after teammate Ezequiel Carrera of the Navegantes del Magallanes was 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.

When Zambrano was in the majors with the Chicago Cubs he was suspended for 30 days in 2011 after a shouting match with teammate Derrek Lee.

Sign up for Yahoo Fantasy Football
View Comments (37)