Red Sox minor leaguer receives 50-game suspension

572244.jpg

Red Sox minor leaguer receives 50-game suspension

Major League Baseball announced Friday that Boston Red Sox Minor Leaguer Matthew Price has been given a 50-game suspension after a second violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

Price has a career 5.40 ERA in 3.1 innings pitched in his minor league career.

He is currently on the roster for the Single-A Greenville Drive of the South Atlantic League.

Ortiz quells comeback speculation: 'My playing time has expired'

red_sox_david_ortiz_100716.jpg

Ortiz quells comeback speculation: 'My playing time has expired'

Forget that cryptic Tweet to the Globe. David Ortiz isn't walking through that door, fans. At least not as a player.

"My playing time has already expired," Ortiz told ESPN Deportes. "Baseball is not something that you wake up today and you say, 'I'll play tomorrow.' Baseball is something that carries a lot of sacrifice, a lot of preparation, and there is a reason why we train the entire year to play it, practice every day, especially during the season, because it is a sport of consistency."

No one really thought he was contemplating a comeback, but last week he Tweeted this . . .

. . . and that raised hopes that he'd changed his mind.

Not so.