Friday, May 19, 2017 1:00 am
Pillar suspended after slur
ATLANTA – Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Kevin Pillar was suspended two games Thursday for yelling an anti-gay slur at a Braves pitcher.
The Blue Jays suspended Pillar without pay shortly after he apologized in a statement, saying he was “completely and utterly embarrassed” by the word he directed at Jason Motte.
Pillar was angry at Motte for allegedly quick-pitching him to get a strikeout that ended the seventh inning in Atlanta's 8-4 victory Wednesday night.
“I regret saying it,” Pillar told reporters at SunTrust Park. “I'm going to use myself as an example of how there are words out there you can't use. It's something that just came out.”
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