Mariner DH Jesus Montero is DQ’d for the Year
SEATTLE (AP) — Jesus Montero will not play baseball again this season for the Seattle Mariners' organization after a heated confrontation in the stands with a team scout during a minor league game in Boise, Idaho.
Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik on Friday called the actions of Montero and cross-checker Butch Baccala "unacceptable."
The argument came during a Single-A game between the Boise Hawks and Seattle's affiliate, the Everett AquaSox, on Thursday night. Montero was with the Single-A club while recovering from an oblique injury in the hopes that the first baseman and designated hitter could be a possible September addition to the Mariners when rosters expand.
Zduriencik said there are still facts to be learned in what precipitated the incident and there was no known acrimony between Montero and Baccala.
Zduriencik said the team will focus on addressing all of Montero's issues. The 24-year-old Montero played six games for Seattle this season.