- 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.