After hitting a home run off Darvish to put the Astros ahead of Los Angeles early in Friday's Game Three, the 33-year-old Cuban was caught on camera using his hands to make a slanted-eye gesture while in the dugout.
USA Today's Bob Nightengale first reported Gurriel's suspension.
Gurriel will also be forced to undergo sensitivity training in the off-season, Manfred said.
Darvish, also speaking through an interpreter, called the gesture and the word "disrespectful". An MLB spokesperson said in a statement, "We are aware of the situation and the Commissioner intends to speak with the player tomorrow".
Manfred said the commissioner's office and players association are in agreement that "there is no place in our game" for Gurriel's actions. Gurriel has been ordered by Major League Baseball to appear in the principal's offense today to be berated (and perhaps fined) for his failure to be up to date with the Social Code According to the Left.
He made similar comments to ESPN, adding that he has "a lot of respect" for Japanese people and "never had anything against" Darvish. There was some clamor, including from us, that Gurriel should be suspended at least one game during the World Series.
"I see a difference between behavior from one player directed specifically at a player and a logo", he said.
"He has handled this entire hard situation in an exemplary way", Manfred said of Darvish.
"But I was in Japan and I know that it's offensive, and honestly, I apologize to [Darvish]".
"Yuli has always demonstrated respectful behavior and is extremely remorseful for his actions", Luhnow said. Even if he had been handed a suspension for the Series, Gurriel would have been entitled to an appeal, which likely would have delayed his sentence until after the series had concluded anyways. He had no intention of offending anyone, but now recognizes the perceived offensiveness of his actions.
Gurriel will lose $322,581 of his $12 million salary next year, which the Astros will donate to charitable causes.
Gurriel's homerun contributed to a 5-3 Astros win, which gave them a 2-1 lead over the Dodgers in the World Series.