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Friday, July 15, 2011

Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz has been suspended four games and fined an undiclosed amount for his altercation with Orioles reliever Kevin Gregg on Friday night at Fenway Park.

Gregg received the same four-game suspension.

Orioles pitcher Mike Gonzalez, who threw behind Ortiz on Sunday, received a three-game suspension and a fine as well. As a result, manager Buck Showalter will serve a one-game suspension on Thursday night.

Ortiz will begin serving his suspension Friday night in Tampa, unless he decides to appeal his suspension. Ortiz appealed a suspension in 2004, getting a five-game punishment reduced to three games.

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