1:42 PM PT -- The MLB and Blue Jays have suspended Pillar for two games.
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar is apologizing for using the homophobic f-word in a verbal attack on a Braves pitcher during Wednesday's game ... saying, "This is not who I am."
Pillar mouthed the word to Jason Motte after he struck out during the 7th inning. Both teams stormed the field but miraculously, it didn't get violent.
Now, Pillar is owning up to hurling the horrible slur -- "[By using that word], I had just helped extend the use of a word that has no place in baseball, in sports or anywhere in society today."
"I'm completely and utterly embarrassed and feel horrible to have put the fans, my teammates and the Blue Jays organization in this position."
Pillar says he personally apologized to Motte -- but wants to reach out to the LBGTQ community and express his regrets for the "lack of respect" he displayed during the game.
"This is not who I am and will use this as an opportunity to better myself."
The MLB is investigating the incident to determine any possible punishment.
Quick background ... Bautista said there are "circumstances" working against the Blue Jays -- and it doesn't take a brain surgeon to know he's saying the home plate umpires are favoring the Cleveland Indians.
So, how does Buck feel about the situation? Let's just say he doesn't agree ...
"Why would it would be rigged? Sounds more Trump-esque," Buck said.
"Silly. Totally silly."
There's more ... Buck also talks about Adrian Gonzalez's Trump Hotel protest and why he thinks the Dodgers, Cubs series will go all the way to Game 7.
You're looking at the man cops say threw a beer can at Baltimore Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim during Tuesday night's American League wild card playoff game ... and now the hunt is on.
Hyun was running down a fly ball in left field during the 7th inning when some moron fired a beer can at him. Miraculously, Hyun still managed to catch the ball.
But cops now want to arrest the perp -- and have now released a photo of the man they believe threw the can.
"Investigators from 52 Division have been working closely with the Rogers Centre to identify the person responsible," cops say.
"Investigators are strongly encouraging this man to seek legal advice and turn himself into police."
"Anyone with any information on this man, is asked to contact investigators at 52 Division by calling 416-808-5200."
Watcha gonna do when they come for you ...