VIERA, Fla. -- Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen on Thursday reiterated his contrition for saying a racial slur in the clubhouse, adding that the episode is over.
"I've already made the apologies to all the appropriate people," Warthen said of the slur, which appeared Wednesday on the Wall Street Journal's website. "I don't think there are any ill feelings by any of the people in this room. I made a mistake, lived up to it and it won't happen again."
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson, who along with Warthen issued an apology statement won Wednesday evening, declined to comment when asked if Warthen would be disciplined. Through his interpreter, Jeff Cutler, Matsuzaka said he did not expect the episode to change his working relationship with Warthen.
"Everyone makes mistakes and Dan's already commented on it," Matsuzaka said. "I don't want to dig deeper into it or try to add to what it is."
Cutler, to whom the slur was reportedly directed, declined comment when asked if he was offended.
"Dan's already commented on it and Sandy's also talked about it," Cutler said. "I don't really have anything else to add."