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Astro’s Gurriel Banned For Five Games

La Crosse, WI, United States / KICKS 106.3

Houston Astros’ first baseman Yuli Gurriel has been banned from five games next season for making a racist gesture in the dugout during Friday night’s Game 3 of the World Series. Gurriel had just hit a home run off of Los Angeles Dodgers’ pitcher Yu Darvish, who is Japanese-Iranian and was born in Japan. Cameras caught Gurriel stretching the corners of his eyes with his fingers, a racist gesture against people of Asian descent. Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced on Saturday that Gurriel would be barred from five games in 2018. Prior to Manfred’s announcement, Gurriel had apologized for the gesture. Darvish appears to have accepted the apology. He tweeted out a statement on the incident, acknowledging that what Gurriel did was wrong, while urging the public to learn from the incident and move forward, rather than becoming angry.


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