A Mariners scout involved in a confrontation Thursday night with minor-leaguer Jesus Montero says the incident has been wrongly portrayed.

Butch Baccala, 52, the team’s national crosschecker, was in the stands for a Class A Northwest League rookie-level game in Boise, in which Montero was appearing on a rehabilitation assignment for the Everett AquaSox. A news account of the incident on MiLB.com quoted officials at the game saying Baccala had been heckling Montero and later had an ice-cream sandwich delivered to him in the dugout.

Montero was said to have then confronted Baccala near the stands with a baseball bat, throwing the ice cream at him before being pulled away by a coach. Baccala said in a phone interview Friday that what happened is quite different, but he can’t go into detail until he speaks with Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik.

“It’s not what is being portrayed,’’ Baccala said Friday.

Baccala denied attempting to provoke Montero — who gained notoriety this spring for reporting to camp 40 pounds overweight — in any way.

“Of course I wasn’t,’’ Baccala said. “Why would I? I work for the Mariners. I’ve worked my ass off for the Mariners. Why would I do anything to hurt anybody? That wasn’t even close to the intention.’’

Baccala said he couldn’t reveal more without first talking to Zduriencik, who has said he is investigating the matter fully.