Pregame Fight Broke Out in Mariners Clubhouse

Reporters were asked to leave the Mariners clubhouse before a skirmish between players took place behind closed doors.
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A skirmish between Mariners players broke out in Seattle's cluhouse prior to Tuesday's game, according to multiple reports.

Mariners second baseman Dee Gordon asked reporters covering the team to exit the clubhouse during availability session. Shortly after the doors closed, a fight broke out.

Seattle manager Scott Servais confirmed that the incident took place, adding that he addressed the situation with his players.

In early June, the Mariners were atop the American League West standings, but have since fallen behind both the defending-champion Astros and upstart Athletics. Entering Tuesday, Seattle trailed Houston by eight games and Oakland by 5 1/2 games for the second AL Wild Card spot.