Mets’ Jason Vargas Talks Clubhouse Confrontation with Reporter

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The New York Mets organization is still trying to wash off the mud from a unfortunate situation that occurred in their clubhouse following a game earlier this week.

The clubhouse incident was a confrontation between Mets manager Mickey Callaway and Newsday beat writer Tim Healey, which saw Vargas needing to be restrained from getting at Healy.

The Mets have issued an apology, as did Callaway, and Vargas called it an “unfortunate situation” while adding that not all of the information is out there.

“It was an unfortunate confrontation,” Vargas said (h/t ESPN). “I don’t think all the information is really out there. I don’t think this is a time to get into that. But I think that anybody that knows me, anybody that has played with me, there’s never been a situation like that. So to think it happened out of the blue, it’s foolish.”

When pressed to elaborate on his comments, Vargas deflected.

“It’s over,” Vargas said. “Our organization made a statement. We put an end to it. But I think it’s pretty obvious all the info isn’t out there.”

Callaway also was fined for his involvement in the verbal confrontation and issued a formal apology on Monday.