Tampa Bay's Kevin Kiermaier took a Toronto data card back to the Rays' dugout in a bizarre incident that began with a play at the plate during a 6-4 win over the Blue Jays on Monday night in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The card was pried loose from Blue Jays catcher Alejandro Kirk's wristband during a play in which Kiermaier was tagged out at the plate on a slide.
Though Kiermaier claimed to reporters that he did not look at it, Rays manager Kevin Cash on Tuesday told reporters that he spoke to Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo about the incident, saying he was unaware of the situation and that he would speak to his players about it.
Later Tuesday, after the Blue Jays defeated the Rays 4-2 to even the series, Montoyo told reporters that Cash indeed apologized to him before the game, and that the whole situation is now "agua under the bridge." He reiterated that the two managers are friends, and then went on to talk about his club's victory, which kept Toronto in the American League's second wild-card slot, a half-game ahead of the New York Yankees.