New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway and starting pitcher Jason Vargas have been fined for their involvement in yesterday's clubhouse incident with Newsday reporter Tim Healey. The team announced the punishment earlier this afternoon.
Neither Callaway or Vargas will be suspended, said Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen. Van Wagenen also said he doesn't expect Major League Baseball to get hand out any sort of discipline.
Callaway and Vargas got into an altercation with Healey following the Mets' 5-3 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Sunday. It started when Callaway took exception to a comment Healey made outside the clubhouse.
While Callaway fired back verbally, Vargas reportedly charged at Healey and had to be restrained by teammates.
The Mets are 37-41 now after yesterday's loss. Callaway's job performance has been under fire from the New York media this season, but no one was expecting yesterday to happen.
Both Callaway and Vargas addressed what happened today.
The Mets open up a series against the reeling Philadelphia Phillies tonight.