David Price reportedly fined for role in argument with Red Sox

David Brown
Big League Stew

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz probably will be happy to learn that David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays reportedly has been fined by Major League Baseball for his role in the confrontation Friday at Fenway Park. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe says "an industry source" says that Price was punished after all. The amount of the fine has not been reported.

Ortiz reportedly was "livid" Tuesday that MLB suspended Red Sox pitcher Brandon Workman, but not Price, in the wake of the tussle. The home plate umpire warned Price after he hit Ortiz with a pitch, but did not eject him after he later hit Mike Carp. Benches cleared, and three Red Sox coaches were ejected from the game, along with Workman, who threw a pitch near the head of Evan Longoria. No one from the Rays appeared to be punished. Ortiz's beef: Price started it, and we're paying for it.

Price and Ortiz have a history from past seasons, including an ongoing war of words that devolved into Ortiz saying Price was "acting like a little girl." Ortiz also said that the dispute between them was like "a war."

Does Price getting a fine mean a peace treaty?

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