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Blue Jays keep Yunel Escobar out

Updated: September 21, 2012, 10:03 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar was kept out of the starting lineup on Friday night after he served a three-game suspension for wearing eye-black displaying an anti-gay slur written in Spanish during a game last weekend against Boston.

Escobar, who served the penalty during a three-game series against the New York Yankees, was eligible to return for Friday's game at Tampa Bay, but wasn't in manager John Farrell's lineup.

Escobar had a pinch-hit single ...

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