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Yunel Escobar of Blue Jays Banned Three Games for Anti-Gay Slur

Sept. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Yunel Escobar of the Toronto Blue Jays was suspended for three games after he wore eye-black patches bearing an anti-gay slur in Spanish.

The ban was announced in a news release from the Blue Jays, who open a Major League Baseball series against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium tonight.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Larry Siddons at lsiddons@bloomberg.net

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