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Yunel Escobar suspended 3 games

Updated: September 19, 2012, 2:39 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar has been suspended three games without pay for displaying a gay slur on his eye-black during a recent game.

The Blue Jays announced the suspension Tuesday after meeting with Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association at commissioner Bud Selig's office in New York to determine Escobar's punishment.

At least one photo taken by Getty Images showed Escobar wearing the eye black with the slur written in Spanish during Saturday's ...

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