May 30, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; An official talks to Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price (14) after hitting Boston Red Sox left fielder Mike Carp (not pictured) during the fourth inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Rays’ David Price fined for incident with Red Sox


There has been a lot of commotion in the MLB over the incident between the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays last week. The two teams, who have long standing dislike for each other–even when the Rays were one of the worst teams in the league–got into a minor scuffle the other day at Fenway Park.

It all started with David Price throwing right at David Ortiz and drilling him in the back. After the game, Ortiz had some very harsh words for Price, which then started a war of words between the two Davids.

The latest grenade was lobbed by Ortiz, who complained that Brandon Workman was suspended for his role in the bench clearing, while Price was not punished by the league.

It seems, however, that Price was indeed fined, though it was not made public until now.

From The Boston Globe

According to a league source, Tampa Bay lefthander David Price was fined an undisclosed amount for his role in hitting two Red Sox batters last Friday night at Fenway Park, in a game in which four on-field Boston personnel were ejected.

But the umpires and Major League Baseball believe that Price played a role in what happened. It wasn’t a suspension, but acknowledgement that he at least hit Ortiz on purpose.

Okay, great. Justice has been served.

Hopefully this will now put an end to the silly latest chapter in the feud between the Red Sox and the Rays and we can all move on.


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