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Astros' Gurriel suspended 5 games in 2018 for dugout gesture

29 October, 2017, 01:35 | Author: Lula Armstrong
  • Yuli Gurriel and Yu Darvish

Manfred announced that Gurriel will be suspended without pay for five games during the 2018 regular season.

In the midst of what has been a fun, competitive World Series, Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel has inserted controversy, appearing to mock Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish's Japanese heritage after hitting a home run against him on Friday night.

Yulieski Gurriel should sit out at least one game for the racially offensive gesture he made toward Yu Darvish on Friday - something that really shouldn't be up for debate. "At no point did I mean that in an offensive way". "I was commenting to my teammates that I hadn't had any good luck against Japanese pitchers".

Darvish, in his sixth Major League Baseball season since arriving from Japan, described Gurriel's gesture as "disrespectful" but was also forgiving in a statement that he posted on Twitter.

Darvish was born in Japan, to an Iranian father and a Japanese mother. As ESPN's Buster Olney has pointed out, even if Manfred had tried to suspend Gurriel during the World Series, the players' union appeal process would have delayed the suspension until next season anyway.

Gurriel and the Astros had to confront the blowback from Gurriel's actions after the game, which the Astros won 5-3. "I just feel bad", Gurriel said through an interpreter. Gurriel may be punished, including a possible suspension during the World Series. Following commissioner Rob Manfred's decision, Astros' general manager Jeff Luhnow issued a statement supporting the decision, adding that "the Astros will donate Yuli's salary for these five games in equal parts to the Astros Foundation and to a charity directly supporting diversity efforts".


"Yes, of course. I want to talk to him because I have nothing against him", he said.

"In no moment did I try to offend anyone, on the contrary I have a lot of respect", he told reporters in Spanish. "And then he made a mistake and then we're just going to learn from it".

"No one is flawless", Darvish wrote. "That includes both you and I", Darvish said.

All things considered, though, Gurriel got off easy and Major League Baseball missed a great opportunity to back up its recent dialogue about wanting more diversity, wanting to be more inclusive.

"If we can take something from this, that is a giant step for making", Darvish wrote. "I'm counting on everyone's big love".

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