The MLB is planning to begin a shortened 82-game regular season in July and is awaiting approval from the players' union on the testing protocols.
"He influenced my life in a positive way. He made everyone around him better," said former teammate Todd Stottlemyre.
The player directed the insult at Atlanta Braves pitcher Jason Motte.
A 53-minute seventh inning in Game 5 of the ALDS saw a bizarre call, three errors and an epic bat flip.