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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Mickey Callaway, Jason Vargas fined for confrontation with reporter

The two members of the New York Mets involved in a confrontation with a Newsday reporter have been fined for their actions.

Manager Mickey Callaway and pitcher Jason Vargas were fined for cursing at and, in Vargas’ case, trying to attack Newsday reporter Tim Healey after Sunday’s game against the Chicago Cubs. Neither will face a suspension.

Callaway and Vargas both confronted Healey after the reporter told the manager “see you tomorrow,” which was interpreted as a sarcastic, antagonistic remark. The organization apologized to Healey in a statement, and while they suggested that the parties involved would speak privately, the Mets appear to consider the incident dealt with.

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