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New York Mets Release Statement On Clubhouse Incident

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 05: Jason Vargas #44 of the New York Mets celebrates his shutout against the San Francisco Giants with manager Mickey Callaway #36 at Citi Field on June 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The New York Mets have released a statement on this afternoon's clubhouse incident involving their manager, Mickey Callaway, their pitcher, Jason Vargas, and a reporter following today's loss to the Chicago Cubs.

Callaway reportedly had strong words for a reporter and Vargas had to be restrained from going after him by his teammates.

The New York Post had more details:

Jason Vargas had to be restrained from going after Newsday reporter Tim Healey in the aftermath of theMets’ 5-3 loss to the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Sunday. The incident began with Callaway imploring a public relations official to “get this motherf—– out of the clubhouse” after telling Healey moments earlier “don’t be a smart-ass” after the reporter had in passing said he would see Callaway tomorrow. The incident occurred in the clubhouse about 15 minutes after Callaway’s postgame press conference in the visiting manager’s office.

The Mets released a statement on the incident tonight.

“The Mets sincerely regret the incident that took place with one of our beat writers following today’s game in the clubhouse. We do not condone this type of behavior from any employee. The organization has reached out and apologized to this reporter and will have further discussions internally with all involved parties.”

The Mets fell to 37-41 with the loss to the Cubs today.