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.
• The Red Sox have made calls on Cliff Lee and Michael Young to the Phillies, but the asking price has been too high for the Red Sox to meet at present, especially on Lee, according to a major league source. The Phillies are in listening mode and will only sell off if their price is matched. The Phillies can certainly build with Lee next season.
• With Jake Peavy in play, the Red Sox are still in on the White Sox righty. There had been false speculation that Peavy had been dealt yesterday afternoon.
• There was a report out of ESPNChicago that Jesse Crain, who is still on the disabled list, was going to be part of a complicated three-way deal. The Rays were rumored to be part of it, but that doesn’t appear to be the case. The Red Sox covet Crain and could potentially trade for him before he comes off the DL if they feel they have enough medical evidence that Crain’s shoulder will be OK.