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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Luke Scott released from South Korean team for referring to manager as ‘liar’ and ‘coward’

Luke-Scott-Fenway-Park-dumpLuke Scott spent nine seasons in the majors, playing for the Houston Astros, Baltimore Orioles, and most recently the Tampa Bay Rays in 2013.

Late last year, the 36-year-old signed a one-year deal with the SK Wyverns in South Korea. Due to an incident involving he and the team’s manager, Scott won’t see out the entirety of his contract.

According to the Korea Times, Scott was in the locker room to pick up his equipment when he got into a heated exchange with Lee Man-soo. Scott reportedly yelled and referred to Man-soo as a “liar” and “coward.”

Scott has been battling plantar fasciitis and was placed on a reserve team as a result. The Korea Times notes the former major leaguer has been frustrated over the handling of his injury situation. The disconnect between Scott and the team came from him having his own idea of how to deal with the ailment and the club being persistent with their proposed methods.

Obviously, Scott’s actions did not sit well with the organization.

“It is not a subject to be tolerated,” an official at SK said. “It seems he was disgruntled with being listed on the reserve team.”

Misunderstanding or not, Luke Scott was released on Wednesday, ending a season in which he hit .267 with six home runs in 33 games.

H/T Eye On Baseball



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