The unpaid suspension will be served at the start of the 2018 season, and Gurriel will not appeal.
Major League Baseball has chose to suspend Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel five games in 2018 for his racist gesture after hitting a home run off Dodgers starter Yu Darvish in the second inning of Game 3 of the World Series.
After hitting a home run off of Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish, who is part Japanese, Gurriel returned to the dugout and used his fingers to pull back the corners of his eyes and mouthed "chinito", a typically derogatory Spanish term for Asians which means "little Chinese boy".
"I did not want to offend anybody", Gurriel said after the game via an interpreter. Without talking to him, I'm sure Darvish was a lot more bothered by Houston hitters, including Gurriel, lighting him up than he was by any puerile gestures Gurriel might have made after going yard at Yu's expense.
Gurriel, 33, played in Japan with the permission of the Cuban government before defecting to play in the majors. "I was commenting to my teammates that I hadn't had any good luck against Japanese pitchers".
Gurriel's racist gesture toward Darvish has also brought up Cleveland's offensive Chief Wahoo logo.
Darvish was born to a Japanese mother and an Iranian father.
"The Houston Astros were surprised and disappointed by the behavior displayed by Yuli Gurriel during last night's game".
"In Cuba and other places instead of saying "Japanese" they say "chinito" for anyone who is Asian", Gurriel told reporters. Gurriel may be punished, including a possible suspension during the World Series.
Darvish played professionally in Japan from 2005 to 2011 before joining the Texas Rangers in 2012. I'm sure Darvish did.
Major League Baseball suspended two players this season for using slurs. (I didn't see it, and don't care to.) This touched of a storm from the Indignation-Industrial Complex, and one of its subsidiaries, Major League Baseball. "I didn't try to offend anybody". He will be suspended the first five games of next season without pay. He was sent to the Dodgers at this year's July 31 trade deadline. "Acting like that is disrespectful to people around the world and the Houston organization".
Twitter erupted with backlash towards Gurriel after the incident.