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Jesus Montero suspended for throwing ice cream at team’s scout – SportsUntapped.com
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Added September 2nd, 2014 by Ian

Jesus Montero suspended for throwing ice cream at team’s scout
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Catcher/designated hitter Jesus Montero joined the Seattle Mariners Major League baseball club back in 2012 when he was traded from the New York Yankees for pitcher Michael Pineda. Ever since then his career has more or less gone downhill. Montero was once regarded as one of baseball’s best prospects, but he struggled during his first year with Seattle. The next year, he was suspended because of his involvement in the Biogenesis performance-enhancing drug scandal and also missed several games due to injury.

This season didn’t get any better for Montero as he was out of shape when he showed up for spring training and was 40 lbs overweight. At that time, general manager Jack Zduriencik said he didn’t have any expectations for the player this year and the 24-year-old was sent down to Seattle’s Class AAA team. However, he has made a few appearances on the Mariners’ roster this year. Montero was then sent to the Mariners’ Class A club in Everett, Washington, to rehabilitate himself from a strained oblique muscle.

While there, Montero recently got into an altercation with one of the team’s scouts named Butch Baccala and he’s been suspended indefinitely by the club. He’ll also be entered into a program to help sort out his off-field problems. The problem with Baccala took place when Montero, who was coaching at first base, dawdled on the way back to the team’s dugout at the end of an inning during a recent game. Baccala, who was sitting in the stands, wasn’t happy with the player’s lack of hustle. He yelled at him and then sent an ice cream sandwich to him in the dugout.

Montero lost it at this point as he grabbed a bat and headed over to the stands while swearing at Baccala. He was carrying the ice cream sandwich and drilled it at the scout as the team’s pitching coach Nasusel Cabrera pulled Montero away. According to the Mariners, Baccala has also been suspended indefinitely while the club looks into the incident.

 
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