Mike Cameron's release from the Marlins on Tuesday was the result of an altercation with a flight attendant on the team's charter flight, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.
The verbal altercation "did not turn physical, but the charter company filed a complaint," writes Jackson. "The Marlins' front office believed it could not keep Cameron after the incident.
The Red Sox designated Cameron, 38, for assignment on June 30. He was subsequently traded to the Marlins for a player to be named later.
It's surprising considering Cameron has always ad a reputation as a good guy and well-liked clubhouse presence, but as Logan Morrison would probably tell you, weird off-field drama seems to be one of the stories of the Marlins' season.
Cameron has batted .203.285.359 in 78 games with the Red Sox and Marlins this season. He had previously hinted that he might retire after the season.