Kevin Pillar under MLB investigation for apparent homophobic slur

  • Blue Jays outfielder appears to call Jason Motte a ‘faggot’
  • Pillar issues apology after game but does not mention specifics

Major League Baseball has launched an investigation after the Toronto Blue Jays’ Kevin Pillar appeared to direct a homophobic slur at the Atlanta Braves pitcher Jason Motte.

Pillar was incensed after Motte struck him out with a quick pitch. The two confronted each other and Pillar appeared to call his opponent a “faggot”, and players from both teams left the benches as tempers flared. The benches cleared again in the eighth inning after Toronto’s Jose Bautista hit a home run off Eric O’Flaherty and then stared him down.

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