Boise, ID, United States (4E Sports) – Seattle Mariners catcher Jesus Montero was involved in a heated confrontation with a team scout during a rehabilitation game with Class A Everett AquaSox affiliate.
A report from MiLB.com said Montero, currently rehabbing an oblique injury, was coaching first base when the scout yelled at him to hustle off the field at the conclusion of the inning.
The report added the scout then ordered an ice cream sandwich and had it sent to Montero in the dugout.
Montero, who made news for reporting to spring training 40 pounds overweight this season, did not appreciate the move, approaching the stands with a baseball bat, screaming profanities, and threw the ice cream sandwich at the scout.
Montero had to be restrained by the team’s pitching coach, according to the game’s official scorer. After the incident, he remained in the team’s dugout until the game was over.
“I am aware of the incident in Boise. We are currently in the process of gathering information, but until I have all the details, I cannot comment,” Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik said.
The Mariners sent Montero to the minors in late May. He has had only 17 at-bats with Seattle this season.