Fra­zier, Ea­ton in heated ex­change

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NEW YORK — So much for bury­ing the hatchet.

New York Mets third base­man Todd Fra­zier and Wash­ing­ton out­fielder Adam Ea­ton had a heated ex­change be­tween in­nings that was caught by a tele­vi­sion cam­era Mon­day night at Citi Field.

The two play­ers jawed at each other from a dis­tance, prompt­ing sev­eral Na­tion­als to take a few steps out of the dugout be­fore Fra­zier and Ea­ton were guided in opposite direc­tions. Ea­ton took his po­si­tion in right field, and Fra­zier was led back to the Mets bench on the first-base side.

The two were team­mates with the Chicago White Sox in 2016 but ap­par­ently have an ac­ri­mo­nious his­tory.

“He’s chirp­ing all the way across the in­field. I don’t know. He must re­ally like me be­cause he wants to get my at­ten­tion, it seems like, ev­ery time we come here to town. He re­ally cares what I think about him, I guess. I don’t know what the deal is,” Ea­ton said fol­low­ing New York’s 5-3 vic­tory over the Na­tion­als. “He’s al­ways yelling across the in­field at me. He’s made a habit of it. He’s one of those guys that al­ways says it loud enough so you can hear it, but you can’t un­der­stand it.”

“You’ve got to be a man at some point. So I turned around, had a few choice words with him.”

Af­ter the game, Fra­zier down­played the whole thing.

“That was noth­ing at all,” he said.

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