DAVID ORTIZ

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BOSTON -- It's hard to believe that when the Red Sox signed Luis Jimenez, anybody envisioned him up at the plate with the game on the line.

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BOSTON - At the very least, the Red Sox will have to finish this homestand without Hanley Ramirez.

That's if they're lucky.

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Almost two weeks after he was suspended for making contact with an umpire on April 19, David Ortiz got his appeal heard Monday.

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BOSTON -- His name is Ramirez and he hails from the Dominican Republic, sports dreads with frosted tips, plays an extremely unorthodox left field, and mashes home runs.

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BALTIMORE -- David Ortiz was out of the lineup Sunday, but didn't take the opportunity to use the day to drop the appeal of his one-game suspension.

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