Pillar’s salary for the two games will be donated, with the club still working out those specifics. Atkins said the discipline came in conjunction with Major League Baseball and the players’ association.
Pillar tweeted an apology for using “inappropriate language” and helping to “extend the use of a word that has no place in baseball, in sports or anywhere in society today.”
The Blue Jays also released a statement apologizing to its fan base and the LGBT community that said, “In no way is this kind of behavior accepted or tolerated, nor is it a reflection of the type of inclusive organization we strive to be.
“We know Kevin to be a respectful, high-character individual who we hope will learn from this situation and continue to positively contribute and live up to our values on and off the field.”
Statement from the Toronto Blue Jays. pic.twitter.com/ASZuzUM6RM
— Blue Jays (@BlueJays) May 18, 2017