David Ortiz

David Ortiz receives 1-game suspension for making contact with umpire following ejection

Ryan Hannable
April 21, 2015 - 11:40 am

Major League Baseball announced Tuesday afternoon David Ortiz has been suspended one game and fined an undisclosed amount for making contact with home plate umpire John Tumpane during the bottom of the fifth inning of Sunday's loss to the Orioles. Ortiz was ejected for arguing balls and strikes as he disagreed with third base umpire Jerry Meals, who said he went around on a check swing. The designated hitter dropped his bat in the middle of the at-bat, and after a short argument with Meals was ejected by Tumpane with Ortiz apparently making contact with him. There was also a disagreement in the first inning between Ortiz and Meals on another check swing. Ortiz has filed an appeal, so he will be in the lineup Tuesday in Tampa. For more Red Sox news, check out weei.com/redsox.