Mets apologize after Jason Vargas threatens, charges at reporter

first_imgThe Mets’ season continued to move in the wrong direction Sunday.New York dropped to 37-41 after it blew a late lead and fell to the Cubs, 5-3, at Wrigley Field. But, things went from bad to worse after the game. No punches were thrown, but Vargas “charged” at the reporter and had to be restrained by Carlos Gomez and Noah Syndergaard.There were no punches thrown in this incident.But, after a really bad, 5-3, loss to the Cubs, the manager cursed out a reporter and a starting pitcher told the reporter he’d knock him out.— Matt Ehalt (@MattEhalt) June 23, 2019The reporter left the locker room shortly after. He said the incident started after he said “see you tomorrow” to Callaway.Vargas charged at the reporter and multiple people, including Carlos Gomez and Noah Syndergaard, had to separate them. The reporter left the clubhouse shortly after.— Deesha Thosar (@DeeshaThosar) June 23, 2019The Mets addressed the incident in a statement later Sunday. “The Mets sincerely regret the incident that took place with one of our beat writers following today’s game in the clubhouse,” the statement read. “We do not condone this type of behavior from any employee.”The reporter also said he received an apology call from Mets COO Jeff Wilpon later Sunday. Vargas, 36, signed a two-year, $16 million contract with the Mets in February 2018. He holds a 3-3 record with a 3.75 ERA in 13 appearances this season.Vargas has also pitched for the Marlins, Angels, Mariners and Royals over his 14-year career. Callaway is in his second season with the Mets, as well.New York will begin a four-game series Monday against the Phillies in Philadelphia. Mets’ Zack Wheeler addresses trade rumors: ‘It’s something that you don’t want to think about’ Mets manager Mickey Callaway cursed out a reporter following the loss and requested he leave the locker room, according to multiple reports.Mickey Callaway and Jason Vargas just cursed out, and in Vargas case, challenged a reporter to a fight in the clubhouse.— Matt Ehalt (@MattEhalt) June 23, 2019New York starter Jason Vargas then stared down the same reporter and words were exchanged. He also said he’d “knock him out,” according to Yahoo Sports. Related News Noah Syndergaard injury update: Mets place pitcher (hamstring) on IL Pete Alonso sets Mets’ rookie home run record 78 games into seasonlast_img

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