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Kevin Pillar has been suspended for two games by the Toronto Blue Jays for using a gay slur, according to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet and sportscaster Hazel Mae.

Both Pillar and the team apologized on Twitter earlier on Thursday:

The incident occurred during Wednesday night’s game against the Atlanta Braves. According to, “Pillar struck out swinging to end the seventh inning, he says, after he was quick-pitched by Braves pitcher Jason Motte, yelling toward the mound before Braves catcher Kurt Suzuki stepped in to calm things and the benches cleared.”


This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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