David Ortiz

Source: David Ortiz suspension appeal ruling will take 'a day or two'

Rob Bradford
May 04, 2015 - 11:12 am

The fate of David Ortiz's appeal will have to wait a couple more days. According to a major league source, Ortiz had his hearing Monday, but the ruling from Major League Baseball will come in a couple more days. The hearing lasted almost two hours, and surprisingly also included an incident from two seasons ago. The other topic broached by the representatives from Major League Baseball was when Ortiz smashed the dugout phone at Camden Yards in late July, 2013. The DH appealed the the fine of $5,000 at the time, a case that evidently wasn't broached until Monday. Ortiz was appealing his 1-game suspension after supposedly making contact with home plate umpire John Tumpane in the Red Sox'€˜ April 19 game at Fenway Park against the Orioles. The designated hitter doesn't remember exactly what happened. "I have to watch that video to see what point I touched him because I don'€™€™€™t remember, to be honest with you," Ortiz told WEEI.com. "I don'€™€™€™t really remember. And I wasn'€™€™€™t even arguing with him. I was talking with the third base umpire. If it happened, I don'€™€™€™t know when it happened and I didn'€™€™€™t try that because trust me, I know. It might be one move that I made or whatever. But I don'€™€™€™t know." For more Red Sox news, check out weei.com/redsox.