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09/16/09 6:14 PM ET

Crawford has verbal spat with Burrell

Maddon dismisses clubhouse confrontation as 'nothing'

BALTIMORE -- Carl Crawford had a verbal confrontation with Pat Burrell in the Rays' clubhouse prior to Wednesday night's game against the Orioles.

Rays manager Joe Maddon talked to both players about the incident and surmised: "It was nothing."

"Honestly, I talked to both parties," Maddon said. "Everything's good."

Crawford declined to comment; Burrell was not available.

Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.