Oakland outfielder Matt Joyce received a two-game suspension without pay Saturday for directing a gay slur toward a fan in Anaheim, and he will take part in a public outreach initiative with PFLAG, a family and ally organization supporting the LGBTQ community.

Major League Baseball made the announcement, saying Joyce’s penalty was set to begin Saturday, when he also apologized through the team. Joyce said he is “beyond sorry,” and the Athletics also made a statement insisting his language was unacceptable and wouldn’t be tolerated.

GIANTS: San Francisco placed first baseman Brandon Belt on the seven-day concussion list and called up third baseman Pablo Sandoval.

BRAVES: Atlanta called up left-hander Max Fried, one of the team’s top prospects, to pitch out of the bullpen.

YANKEES: Outfielder Matt Holliday could be headed to the disabled list with a sore lower back.

MARINERS: Seattle put pitcher Felix Hernandez on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to Wednesday, with biceps tendinitis.

ORIOLES: Baltimore sent right-hander Chris Tillman to the bullpen, with hopes he can regain the form that enabled him to anchor the rotation since 2013.