(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - exhibiting a new homophobic slur prepared in Spanish during past Saturday's activity against the Boston Red Sox.
Pictures published on-line proved the actual Blue Jays shortstop with the information written around his / her eye-black, a label players put on beneath their eyes to reduce glare from the sun. Translated to be able to English, the message reads: "You really are a (derogatory time period to get a homosexual man)."
Yunel Escobar of the Blue Jays impulses on the dugout by carrying out a sport steps contrary to the Red Sox about September 15, 2012 with Rogers Centre within Toronto.(Credit: Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
The slur did not seem to be directed from any person in particular.
The Blue Jays come in New York to experience the particular Yankees later Tuesday. The punishment appeared to be proclaimed during a news discussion during Yankee Stadium.Escobar, who will be through Cuba, mentioned the actual steps has been supposed to be "a joke" and also said he has been done the idea previous to without having the idea gaining notice. But he said he / she contracted when using the suspension plus apologized. "I'm sorry for precisely what happened, is not going to complete them again," they reported Tuesday. The 29-year-old is hitting .251 together with nine home owns and 49 RBI to the season. A report from the Blue Jays reads in part: "The suspension is the end result of his or her judgement to help display an unpleasant message whilst participating in a Major League Game. The salary shed simply by Yunel Escobar through his or her suspension is going to be aimed through the Toronto Blue Jays that will You Can Play as well as Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). Yunel will take part in a good outreach labor to be able to help educate society about level of responsiveness and also tolerance in order to some based on their sexual orientation. His participation will probably be carried out with appointment together with just about all functions involved. Escobar will also engage in some sort of sensitivity training curriculum in accordance with that Toronto Blue Jays in addition to Major League Baseball."