From Comcast SportsNetTORONTO (AP) -- Major League Baseball is checking reports that Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar played Saturday's game against Boston wearing eye-black displaying a homophobic slur written in Spanish.Pictures posted online show Escobar with the message written in his eye-black, a sticker players wear under their eyes to reduce glare from the sun. The slur did not appear to be directed at any person in particular.MLB spokesman Pat Courtney confirmed the commissioner's office is looking into the reports."The club takes this situation seriously and is investigating the matter," the Blue Jays said in a statement Monday night, adding they "do not support discrimination of any kind nor condone the message displayed by Yunel Escobar during Saturday's game."The team said Escobar will be available to the media Tuesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium along with general manager Alex Anthopoulos, manager John Farrell and coach Luis Rivera.
The Redskins head to Philadelphia for Week 14 looking to improve their playoff picture against an Eagles team looking to settle the score.
The Redskins (6-5-1) current sit on the outside looking in of the NFC Playoff race, but a win against their NFC East rivals on Sunday afternoon could move them back in the mix for the final playoff spot. The Eagles (5-7) have dropped three straight games and are 2-5 since losing to the Redskins 27-20 in Week 6.
Washington enters Week 14 with injuries all over the field. Although the Redskins do get All-Pro left tackle Trent Williams back from a four-game suspension, injuries to offensive lineman Spencer Long, Ty Nsekhe, and Shawn Lauvao mean it could be a interesting day for running back Robert Kelley and quarterback Kirk Cousins.
The playing status for tight end Jordan Reed is still uncertain thanks to a shoulder injury. If he can play, the Redskins offense becomes infinitely more dynamic.
Then there's DeSean Jackson. The former Eagle has seen his production dip this season -- injuries playing a major role in that -- but the deep threat is still vital to the offense's success and the Week 14 matchup against his former team has drummed up speculation that Jackson and the Eagles would welcome a reunion after this season once the speedster becomes a free agent.
The Week 14 Redskins vs. Eagles game kicks off at 1 p.m. on Sunday on FOX. Kevin Burkhardt (play-by-play), John Lynch (color) and Pam Oliver (sidelines) serve as the broadcast crew for FOX. But before the action, tune in to Redskins Kickoff at Noon ET on CSN Mid-Atlantic.
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REDSKINS VS. EAGLES LIVE UPDATES
9:30 a.m.: Keys to the game? Here are the five things you need to know, from JP Finlay. Click for more.
1. Getting back to good -- or at least decent
2. Feed the "Fat" one
3. Playing in pain
4. If it ain't broke
5. Don't fly away
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The Washington Nationals revealed one new alternate home jersey and two new hats Saturday at Winterfest, the team's annual holiday fan festival.
They'll wear the gear for some home games and special occasions.
Here's a look at both hats:
Dusty Baker and the Nats players showcased the new outfits at Winterfest.