MILB.com’s Tyler Maun reports Seattle farmhand Troy Scott‘s winter stint with Australia’s Adelaide Bite has been interrupted following a suspension resulting from a January 16 brawl with the Melbourne Aces (link courtesy Baseball Think Factory) :
Scott, a 2013 18th-round Draft pick, allegedly appears on video punching Melbourne designated hitter Kellin Deglan, a Rangers prospect and former first-round pick, during a bench-clearing brawl on Jan. 16. According to a report in The (Adelaide) Advertiser, the punch left Deglan with “facial injuries requiring dental work, and [he] gave a statement to police in relation to the incident.”
“We are aware of the situation and take it seriously,” the Mariners said in a statement to MiLB.com. “Troy is cooperating fully with the Australian authorities, but we are unable to comment further on an ongoing investigation and court matter.”
The Australian Baseball League confirmed Scott’s arrest, adding that the 21-year-old Californian was immediately released on bail. The ABL initially suspended Scott for six games — the most severe suspension in league history — and fined him an undisclosed amount. After that discipline, the league notified Adelaide that Scott would be suspended indefinitely, keeping him out of the upcoming ABL Championship Series, which the Bite will host next week.