|Apr. 21 1:09 PM PT2:09 PM MT3:09 PM CT4:09 PM ET16:09 ET20:09 GMT4:09 1:09 PM MST3:09 PM EST3:39 PM VEN0:09 UAE (+1)3:09 PM CT-Ortiz has been suspended for one game and fined by Major League Baseball.
Analysis: MLB said Ortiz was punished by senior vice president Joe Garagiola Jr. for making contact with umpire John Tumpane during the fifth inning of Sunday's game against Baltimore. Ortiz was ejected by Tumpane after the batter was upset that third base ump Jerry Meals called a swing on an attempted check of a 1-1 pitch.
|Mar. 29 3:39 PM PT4:39 PM MT5:39 PM CT6:39 PM ET18:39 ET22:39 GMT6:39 3:39 PM MST5:39 PM EST6:09 PM VEN2:39 UAE (+1)5:39 PM CT-Ortiz was 0 for 3 with a pair of strikeouts Sunday, lowering his average to .208.
Analysis: Ortiz recently vehemently denied he uses performing-enhancing drugs in an illuminating interview with Derek Jeter's celebrity website.
|Mar. 27 9:01 AM PT10:01 AM MT11:01 AM CT12:01 PM ET12:01 ET16:01 GMT0:01 9:01 AM MST11:01 AM EST11:31 AM VEN20:01 UAE10:01 AM CT-Ortiz says he ''never knowingly took any steroids'' and he's definitely a Hall of Famer. The remarks by the 39-year-old designated hitter come in a column Thursday for The Players' Tribune, a website founded by Derek Jeter that gives professional athletes a platform.
Analysis: Ortiz also voiced his displeasure that he will ''always be considered a cheater'' to his detractors. Ortiz contends nobody in baseball has been tested more for performance-enhancing drugs than he has - more than 80 times since 2004. Ortiz writes: ''I have never failed a single one of those tests and I never will.''