Rays left-hander David Price was fined an undisclosed amount for hitting David Ortiz with a pitch last week, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. He was not suspended. Price, 28, hit Ortiz in the first inning, apparently because Big Papi spent a little too much time admiring a home run during the ALDS last fall. Both benches were warned and Price hit Mike Carp with a pitch later in the game, but it was deemed unintentional. Red Sox righty Brandon Workman responded by throwing behind Evan Longoria, up around his head. Workman was suspended six games because it happened after the warning and was close to the head. He is appealing the suspension and will start Wednesday night as scheduled. Ortiz is certainly not happy Workman was suspended while Price got away with just a fine. Here's what he told reporters on Tuesday (via ESPN Boston): "We're the ones getting fines and suspensions," Ortiz said. "I guess the rules aren't for everyone. "I don't think what they're doing is fair. I think the rules should be for everybody. We didn't start this up. I didn't hit nobody. Workman didn't hit anybody in the first inning. [Price] did." ... "I thought the rule was for everybody," Ortiz said. "I thought that the minute you figure someone hit someone on purpose -- the rule says it right there -- you're going to follow up with it. In this case, it seems they ain't.
David Price fined, not suspended for plunking David Ortiz
CBS Sports | Jun 4