MLB won’t suspend David Ortiz

David Ortiz, right, had to be restrained following his dugout explosion on Saturday.

Gail Burton/AP

David Ortiz, right, had to be restrained following his dugout explosion on Saturday.

Major League Baseball has decided not to suspend David Ortiz for his dugout tantrum Saturday night in Baltimore, according to a league source.

It was a 50/50 proposition for a while, but in the end all things were considered -- including the bad call made by home plate Tim Timmons that set Ortiz off.


Ortiz destroyed a phone box with his bat and almost hit teammate Dustin Pedroia with it after being dissatisfied with Timmons following a strikeout.

Ortiz was written into the lineup, hitting fourth and serving as the DH, for the Red Sox’ Monday night game against the Rays at Fenway Park.

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Manager John Farrell had previously said he didn’t expect Ortiz to be suspended.

Ortiz went 4-for-4 with a home run in Sunday’s game, and said after the game he was moving on from the incident.

“I’m past it,” Ortiz said. “We’re all past it now. It’s a new day.”

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