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Astros' Yuli Gurriel Suspended For Racist Gesture

Astros' Yuli Gurriel Suspended For Racist Gesture

"There is complete unanimity - me, my office, both owners, both clubs and the MLBPA - that there is no place in our game for the behavior or any behavior like the behavior we witnessed last night", Manfred said Saturday afternoon.

Gurriel pulled at the corners of his eyes, which some interpreted as a slap at Darvish, who is of Japanese ancestry.

The 33-year-old played for a year in Japan and later apologised for an "offensive gesture that was indefensible". "I wanted the burden of this discipline to fall primarily on the wrongdoer", Manfred said. "On the contrary, I've always had a lot of respect for them".

Gurriel will lose £245,000 of his £9million salary next year, which the Astros will donate to charitable causes.

"He handled this in as classy a way as a player possibly could something as negative as this", Manfred said of Darvish.

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HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 27: Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers slides in to second after hitting a double as Carlos Correa #1 of the Houston Astros fails to make the tag during the fifth inning in game three of the 2017 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 27, 2017 in Houston, Texas. "And acting like that, it's just disrespectful to people around the world, to the Houston organization". I would also like to apologizs to the Dodgers organisation, the Astros, Major League Baseball and to all fans across the game, ' he said.

After the game, he posted a conciliatory tweet that read in part, "No one is flawless".

Darvish was born in Japan, to an Iranian father and a Japanese mother.

"There is no question that it is a hard decision as to when the appropriate timing was", Manfred said. Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar was suspended in May for using a homophobic slur. This has been a talking point amongst the media and fans, though Gurriel was still cheered by Astros fans when he was announced in the line-up on Saturday.

Manfred said part of his decision to not suspend Gurriel during the World Series was because he felt it was unfair to punish the other Astros players.


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