Corporan turns page on verbal exchange with Porter

Corporan turns page on verbal exchange with Porter

ANAHEIM -- Astros catcher Carlos Corporan said Saturday he and manager Bo Porter have patched things up after they were involved in a verbal altercation in the dugout in the fourth inning of Friday's loss to the Angels.

Corporan struck out looking in the fourth and argued briefly with plate umpire Angel Hernandez. The catcher appeared to exchange words with Porter at the top of the dugout, and Corporan and threw his helmet into the dugout.

Porter and Corporan continued to argue in the dugout before Jose Altuve stepped in and created some space between the two.

"It's just the heat of the game," Corporan said. "Things happen in baseball. We talked about it, and it's fine. We just turned the page and are trying to win today."

On Friday, Porter declined to elaborate on the incident, which was caught by TV cameras.

"What happens between me and my players during the game will always stay between me and my players," he said.

Corporan said he plays the game with passion by nature.

"I get fired up," he said. "That's just my nature. I like to win and I want to do well for my team. We talked about it in the dugout and now we're straight. Things like that happen."

Brian McTaggart is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.