David Ortiz Suspended

David Ortiz will appeal Major League Baseball's decision to suspend him one game and fine him, MLB confirmed Tuesday afternoon.

The Red Sox slugger was penalized for making contact with the home plate umpire while arguing a swinging strike call on Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles.

The umpire ejected the designated hitter from the game.

Ortiz is batting .220/.340/.390 with a pair of homers through the first 12 games of the season.

Because he is appealing the decision, Ortiz will be available to play Tuesday night against the Tampa Bay Rays, as well as in all other games that start before the process concludes.

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