Ortiz to appeal fine for dugout incident

HOUSTON — David Ortiz will appeal what he revealed was a $5,000 fine for taking a bat to the telephone box in the visitors dugout at Camden Yards on July 27.

Major League sources had told the Globe last week that Ortiz had received a “significant” fine.

Ortiz said he had never heard of a fine being that high and maintains that he didn’t start the series of events that led to his being ejected and then destroying the case around the phone with a bat.

Ortiz said his agents have filed the appeal.

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