MLB to Investigate Racist Gesture Yuli Gurriel Directed at Yu Darvish

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistOctober 28, 2017

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 27:  Yuli Gurriel #10 of the Houston Astros reacts after hitting a solo home run during the second inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game three of the 2017 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 27, 2017 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel appeared to mock Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish with a racist gesture during Game 3 of the World Series at Minute Maid Park on Friday night. 

After he hit a home run in the bottom of the second inning, Gurriel was seen on the Fox broadcast pulling at his eyes in a gesture that appeared to mock Darvish's Japanese heritage.

According to the Los Angeles Times' Andy McCullough, Darvish called the gesture "disrespectful."

"He made a mistake," Darvish added, per McCullough. "He'll learn from it. We're all human beings."

The New York Times' Tyler Kepner later reported Major League Baseball plans to interview Gurriel about the incident as it debates whether to discipline him. 

Gurriel, who is Cuban, played for the Yokohama BayStars of the Japan Central League in 2014. 

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