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Mets' López clarifies 'worst team' comment

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The New York Mets designated reliever Jorge López for assignment, the team announced Thursday.

López threw his glove into the stands in frustration following an ejection in the eighth inning of Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

"I don't regret it. … Whatever happens, happens," López said postgame. "Whatever they want to do, I'll be here tomorrow."

López was quoted as calling the Mets "the worst team in the whole f-----g MLB," but clarified on Instagram on Thursday that he said "teammate" and not "team."

López conducted the postgame interview in English despite it not being his first language.

Mets manager Carlos Mendoza said postgame that he planned to talk to the team about López's glove-throwing incident.

"That's not acceptable," Mendoza said, per The Athletic's Anthony DiComo.

López was unhappy after giving up a two-run home run to Shohei Ohtani and was ejected by third base umpire Ramon De Jesus after the two exchanged words.

López and Adam Ottavino combined to allow six runs in the eighth inning, turning a 3-3 tie into a 9-3 deficit. The Dodgers went on to win 10-3, completing the three-game sweep.

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