Mets LHP Jason Vargas decided to assert himself into the altercation that occurred betwen manager Mickey Callaway and Newsday's Tim Healey in the visitor's clubhouse at Wrigley Field following a tough loss to the Cubs.
According to multiple reports, Vargas threatening Healey, telling him he'll knock him "the f--k out." Noah Syndergaard and Carlos Gomez stepped between Vargas, who was walking toward Healey.
While addressing the media on Monday, Vargas stepped up to apologize for his involvement in the incident. Or at least that's what everyone thought would transpire.
"I think everybody's aware of the situation that happened yesterday. I think it's unfortunate for all parties," Vargas said. "An unfortunate distraction, but tonight we got the Phillies to play. The team [has] addressed the situation, the organization's made a statement and that's really all there is to it. So thanks for taking your time and we'll see you guys after the game."
Vargas walked away from the scrum without fielding any questions, letting the statements by the Mets do the talking. Callaway did field questions from the media, but he too didn't publicly apologize for his actions.
Due to their roles in the incident, Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen said the team decided to fine both Vargas and Callaway.