TAMPA, Fla. — Hall of Famer Goose Gossage criticized Jose Bautista of Toronto and Yoenis Cespedes of the New York Mets for the way they celebrated home runs during last year’ playoffs.

Gossage called Bautista a “disgrace to the game” during a profanity-laced interview Thursday in Tampa.

“He’s embarrassing to all the Latin players, whoever played before him,” Gossage told ESPN. “Throwing his bat and acting like a fool, like all those guys in Toronto. Cespedes, same thing.”

Bautista memorably flipped his bat after hitting a three-run homer that gave the Blue Jays the lead in the seventh inning in Game 5 of the AL division series against Texas.

“He’s entitled to his opinion,” Bautista said. “I don’t agree with him whatsoever. I’ve never talked to him. I don’t know him. Whatever reason or agenda he’s on is fine with me. I’m not going to start picking a fight, let alone with a Hall of Famer.”

Gossage is a guest spring training instructor for the New York Yankees.

Bautista said he had no plans to reach out to Gossage.

“I don’t think it’s my job,” Bautista said. “I’m just going about my work. Showing up here to do my job and help this team win ballgames.”

Cespedes added his own highlight bat flip after a home run during the Game 3 of the NL division series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

“Like I said before, whenever a pitcher strikes someone out they get to celebrate, too,” Cespedes said through a translator. “They get their moment, revel in it. Why can’t the batters get to enjoy their success too? I’m not too worried about what anyone says about me. I just go out there and do my job. That’s all I’m going to focus on.”

Cespedes added he didn’t know who Gossage was but guessed he was a pitcher based on the comments.

ATHLETICS: Trying to come back from a series of elbow injuries, Oakland pitcher Jarrod Parker hurt his elbow yet again on the 12th pitch of a simulated game.

The A’s said Parker, who came off the field in pain, suffered a lateral elbow impingement and will undergo an MRI exam.

Parker had Tommy John surgery in March 2014 and was slowed by a broken elbow last year. Parker, who twice had the ulnar collateral ligament reconstructed in his pitching arm, was nearing his return from that second Tommy John surgery last season when he was injured while on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Nashville. He had another surgery for an elbow fracture May 19.

Parker was throwing to hitters for the first time since coming back from his latest setback.

ANGELS: Pitcher Jered Weaver underwent an MRI because of discomfort in his neck.

Weaver gave up home runs to Joc Pederson, Austin Barnes and Scott Van Slyke during a 13-13 tie against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Weaver allowed five runs and six hits in 22/3 innings.

Weaver complained of tightness in his neck. The Angels called the test precautionary.

ORIOLES: Baltimore signed infielder Pedro Alvarez to a one-year deal worth $5.75 million.

A 29-year-old power hitter, Alvarez has 131 homers in six major league seasons and was an All-Star in 2013. He hit .243 with 27 homers, 77 RBI and 131 strikeouts last year.

Alvarez, who wasn’t offered a contract by Pittsburgh in December, is likely to get most of his action as the Orioles’ designated hitter.

Performance bonuses could add an additional $1.25 million to his contract.