The Seattle Mariners will release Butch Baccala, the scout who bought catcher Jesus Montero ice cream during a minor league game last month.
After yelling at Montero to hustle off the field, Baccala reportedly ordered an ice cream sandwich and had it delivered to Montero in the dugout. Montero threw the sandwich at Baccala and had to be restrained from entering the stands with a bat.
Baccala was a national cross-checker for the Mariners. General manager Jack Zduriencik declined comment to Heyman on Baccala's future with the team.
Montero was suspended for the rest of the season following the altercation.
- Paul Palladino