“I yanked it a little too far,” Beato told reporters last night. “Unfortunately, Thole wasn’t able to get to it. It got away from him.”
Collins is concerned Beato's comment can cause issues in the clubhouse, and he wants to avoid such a conflict.
"You can't let that happen. That can drive a wedge in this thing," Collins explained to reporters.
According to Andy Martino of the Daily News, Beato has since apologized to Thole for his remarks.
Collins said he will also address the current vibe with the team, saying "This thing could go flat. We're not going to let it."