Blue Jays address slur on Escobar's eye-black

Blue Jays address slur on Escobar's eye-black

Blue Jays address slur on Escobar's eye-black
Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar played Saturday's game with eye-black stickers containing a homophobic slur written in Spanish, and the club released a statement on Monday condemning the incident.

"The Toronto Blue Jays do not support discrimination of any kind nor condone the message displayed by Yunel Escobar during Saturday's game," it said. "The club takes this situation seriously and is investigating the matter."

It is unclear whether Escobar deliberately put the message on the stickers, but the club will hold a press conference to discuss the matter Tuesday at Yankee Stadium. General manager Alex Anthopoulos will be there and the statement said Escobar, manager John Farrell and coach Luis Rivera are expected to join him.

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reported that Major League Baseball is looking into the incident.

AJ Cassavell is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @ajcassavell. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.