Astros’ Yuli Gurriel Still Hasn’t Apologized for Racist Gesture Directed at Dodgers’ Yu Darvish

Yuli Gurrielof the Houston Astros looks on from the dugout after a three-run home run during the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of the 2017 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 29, 2017, in Houston, Texas. (Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Yuli Gurrielof the Houston Astros looks on from the dugout after a three-run home run during the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of the 2017 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 29, 2017, in Houston, Texas. (Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Yuli Gurriel still hasn’t apologized in person to Yu Darvish for making a racially insensitive gesture after hitting a home run against him in Game 3 of the World Series.

Darvish said he told the Houston Astros first baseman it was “completely unnecessary.”

“When a Dodgers staffer told me what was happening, at the time, it’s not like I was that irritated by it,” Darvish said in Japanese. “About the extent of my reaction was me telling [interpreter Hideaki] Sato, ‘He did something he shouldn’t have done. This is going to be a problem, isn’t it?’ But I wasn’t angry at all.”

Gurriel reached out to Darvish the day after the incident, saying he wanted to meet so he could apologize face to face.

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