Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel can be suspended for the primary 5 video games of subsequent season — however not through the World Collection — after his racist gesture within the dugout throughout Recreation three, USA Right now reported Saturday.
Gurriel hit a house run Friday night time off Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish to offer the Astros the lead in Recreation three within the second inning.
Cameras captured Gurriel sitting on the bench and pulling on the sides of his eyes earlier than laughing with teammates, showing to imitate Darvish, who’s Japanese. He additionally appeared to say the phrase “Chinito,” which suggests “little Chinese language boy” in Spanish.
“I didn’t imply to offend anyone in Japan,” Gurriel stated by means of a translator after the sport. “I’ve a number of respect. I performed in Japan [in 2014].”
The Astros prevailed 5-three in Recreation three and have a 2-1 collection lead. Recreation four is Saturday night time at Minute Maid Park.
Darvish responded to the gesture on social media.
“Nobody is ideal,” Darvish wrote. “That features each you and I. What he had accomplished at present isn’t proper, however I consider we should always put our effort into studying slightly than to accuse him. If we will take one thing from this, that may be a big step for mankind. Since we live in such an exquisite world, let’s keep constructive and transfer ahead as an alternative of specializing in anger. I’m relying on everybody’s huge love.”