Pil­lar hit with ban for slur

New York Post - - SPORTS - By PAUL NEWBERRY

AT­LANTA — Blue Jays cen­ter fielder Kevin Pil­lar was sus­pended two games Thurs­day for yelling an anti-gay slur at a Braves pitcher.

The Blue Jays sus­pended Pil­lar with­out pay shortly af­ter he apol­o­gized in a state­ment, say­ing he was “com­pletely and ut­terly em­bar­rassed” by the word he di­rected at Jason Motte.

Pil­lar was an­gry at Motte for al­legedly quick­pitch­ing him to get a strike­out that ended the sev­enth in­ning in At­lanta’s 8-4 vic­tory Wed­nes­day.

Re­plays ap­peared to show Pil­lar us­ing the slur as he shouted to­ward the mound.

“I re­gret say­ing it,” Pil­lar told re­porters a few hours be­fore the Blue Jays beat the Braves 9-0 in At­lanta.

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