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  • Mariners prospect arrested for role in Australian League brawl

    Mark Townsend at Big League Stew20 hrs ago

    The fallout from the recent bench-clearing incident in the Australian Baseball League has gone beyond record-breaking league sanctions and could wind up in a court of law, according to MiLB.com. In the latest development, Seattle Mariners pitching prospect Troy Scott was arrested on Thursday on an assault charge which stemmed from his involvement in the melee.

    The incident in question took place on Jan. 16, when Scott and his Adelaide Bite teammates took on the Melbourne Aces. During the late innings of Adelaide's 8-2 victory, a beanball war broke out between the rivals, with the bad blood finally boiling over in the final half-inning. During the incident, which was broadcast on Australian television, Scott allegedly punched Melbourne designated hitter Kellin Deglan in the face, leaving him with facial injuries that required dental work.

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