Tampa Bay outfielder Carl Crawford angrily shouted at teammate Pat Burrell in the clubhouse before Wednesday night's game against Baltimore, the latest breakdown in a lost season for the Rays.
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It was not clear what caused the dispute shortly before the Rays took the field for pregame stretching.
Crawford, the MVP of this year's All-Star Game, repeatedly yelled across the clubhouse at the Rays' designated hitter. Burrell did not respond.
A teammate then stepped in front of Crawford, trying to calm the situation. Crawford was ushered into a side room.
Manager Joe Maddon said he met with both players after confrontation and cleared the air.
``Everything's good,'' Maddon said.
The AL champion Rays have lost 12 of 13 and steadily dropped out of playoff contention.
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Posted: 9/16/09 10:28PM ET