HOUSTON — MLB Network broadcaster Jim Kaat apologized during an AL Division Series game between the Astros and White Sox after saying teams should try to “get a 40-acre field full of” players who look like Chicago infielder Yoán Moncada.
Kaat, a former All-Star pitcher and longtime commentator for the New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins, made the remark in the first inning of Game 2 in response to a comment from broadcaster Buck Showalter.
Kaat later said he “used a poor choice of words that resulted in an insensitive and hurtful remark.”
The Astros beat Chicago, 9-4, to take a 2-0 American League Divisional Series lead. Game 3 is Sunday in Chicago. If Houston wins, they'll take the series and advance to the American League Championship Series for the fourth straight year.