George Springer disciplined by MLB for 'inappropriate' language directed at Angel Hernandez

<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/mlb/players/9339/" data-ylk="slk:George Springer">George Springer</a> reacts after being called out on strikes by Angel Hernandez. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
George Springer reacts after being called out on strikes by Angel Hernandez. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Major League Baseball has disciplined Houston Astros outfielder George Springer for directing foul language — that many consider homophobic — at umpire Angel Hernandez.

During an April 23 game against the Minnesota Twins, Springer was called out on strikes by Hernandez. After the incident, cameras caught Springer calling Hernandez a “f------ c---------.”

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Outsports reached out to MLB regarding the issue, and the league confirmed Springer had been disciplined for his actions.

MLB released the following statement to Outsports:

“This inappropriate behavior was addressed with Mr. Springer and the Houston Astros ... and he has been disciplined.”

The league did not disclose specifics regarding Springer’s punishment.

League sources declined to comment on the specifics of the situation to Yahoo Sports, but confirmed Outsports’ report and added “the matter did not go ignored.”

Springer has played in every game since the incident.

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Chris Cwik is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at christophercwik@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Chris_Cwik

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