HOUSTON (SPORTSRADIO 610) – Moments after 33-year-old rookie Yulieski Gurriel hit a home run off Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish to start the scoring for the Houston Astros in Game 3 of the World Series he was caught on camera by FOX apparently making a racist reference in the dugout.
Video posted on Twitter shows Gurriel pulling his eyes to make them thinner while laughing. This appears to be a reference to Darvish’s Asian descent.
Some people on Twitter have claimed it looks like Gurriel was saying “Chinito” in Spanish which would translate to “Little Chinese” or possibly a racial slur.
Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish after the game said “He made a mistake. He’ll learn from it. We’re all human beings.”
After the game, AJ Hinch said Gurriel was “remorseful” about the gesture.