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Red Sox manager John Farrell fined after ejection on Friday

Red Sox manager John Farrell restrained designated hitter David Ortiz during an argument with umpire Ron Kulpa on Friday.Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports

Red Sox manager John Farrell received a fine, but no suspension, for his actions in Friday’s loss to the Yankees, a baseball source told the Globe on Monday.

Farrell was ejected from the game in the ninth inning but did not leave the dugout. He was thrown out by plate umpire Ron Kulpa after arguing balls and strikes during an at-bat by David Ortiz.

Farrell said he did not leave the dugout because he knew how angry Ortiz was after being called out on strikes, and wanted to be able to restrain him.

“The players are first and foremost. Given what was taking place at the moment, you never want to see any kind of physical contact, as slight as it might be,” Farrell said.

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Ortiz was also ejected, and the Red Sox lost, 3-2.


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