David Ortiz' Suspension Reduced To Three Games, Will Miss Series Against Baltimore Orioles

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz had his four-game suspension reduced to three after his altercation with Baltimore Orioles pitcher Kevin Gregg prior to the All-Star break. Ortiz will sit out the entire three game series with the Orioles beginning Monday.

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David Ortiz' Suspension Reduced To Three Games, Will Miss Orioles Series

David Ortiz had his four-game suspension reduced to three after his altercation with Baltimore Orioles pitcher Kevin Gregg prior to the All-Star break. Ortiz will sit out the entire three game series with the Orioles beginning Monday.

Ortiz will be replaced by Jacoby Ellsbury at DH while Josh Reddick will play in center field. Ortiz was handed a four-game suspension by MLB after he charged the mound following multiple inside pitchers from Gregg, prompting both benches to clear.

Ortiz was originally suspended four games for his actions in a brawl with the Orioles at Fenway Park on July 8. Baltimore reliever Kevin Gregg, who also was suspended four games, threw inside three times on Ortiz and then barked at him after the Red Sox designated hitter slowly jogged to first upon lifting a fly to center. Ortiz charged Gregg and chaos ensued. (via NESN)

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Red Sox' David Ortiz Will Reportedly Appeal Four Game Suspension

David Ortiz will reportedly appeal his four-game suspension issued on Thursday for his role in an altercation with Baltimore Orioles pitcher Kevin Gregg in a game last Friday. In case you forgot, here's what happened.

The suspension stems from incident in a game on July 9 between the Sox and Orioles when Ortiz was brushed back and subsequently yelled at by O's reliever Kevin Gregg. Ortiz ultimately charged after Gregg, leading to a fight between the two with both benches clearing. Both players were suspsended four games by MLB earlier on Thursday. (via WEEI)

Gregg was also suspended four games, O's pitcher Mike Gonzalez was suspended three games and manager Buck Showalter was slapped with a one-game suspension. Fines were also handed out to several players on both sides stemming from the incident.

Ortiz is batting .304 with 19 home runs and 55 RBI in 87 games this year for Boston.

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Red Sox' David Ortiz Suspended Four Games After Baltimore Brawl

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz has been suspended four games by Major League Baseball for his role in an altercation with Baltimore Orioles pitcher Kevin Gregg, who was also suspended four games, during a game between the two clubs last Friday. Here's how it went down.

Ortiz had alleged that Gregg had tried to hit him during an eighth-inning at-bat, causing the benches to clear before cooler heads briefly prevailed. Then when Ortiz ultimately flied out on a 3-0 count in a 10-3 game, Gregg began yelling at Ortiz, and the DH charged the mound, fists flying, while players from both sides emptied the benches and bullpens to meet again along the first-base line. (via WEEI)

Ortiz' suspension will begin on Friday when the Red Sox face the Tampa Bay Rays while Gregg's suspension begins on Thursday night, barring appeals from either player.

In addition, Orioles reliever Mike Gonzalez was suspended three games after allegedly attempting to retaliate by throwing at Ortiz in their game last Sunday. O's manager Buck Showalter was also suspended one game for the stunt.

John Lackey and Jarrod Saltalamacchia were both fined - Lackey for throwing at Derek Lee on Saturday and Saltalamacchia for participating in the Friday brawl.

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