Yuli Gurriel suspended five games, in 2018, for actions in World Series Game 3

Yuli Gurriel, one of the key hitters for the Houston Astros, was suspended for five games after television cameras caught him making a gesture and mouthing a word with racial overtones during Friday’s game.

The unpaid suspension will be served at the start of the 2018 season, and Gurriel will not appeal. He will not miss any games in the World Series.

It is believed the Major League Baseball Players Assn. opposed a suspension during the World Series. Even an expedited appeal might have taken time

“I made an offensive gesture that was indefensible,” Gurriel said in a statement released by the Astros. “I sincerely apologize to everyone that I offended with my actions. I deeply regret it.

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