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David Ortiz is appealing his $5,000 fine for smashing that dugout phone at Camden Yards

Aug 7, 2013, 9:15 PM EST

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Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz absolutely destroyed the press box-access phone in the away dugout at Baltimore’s Camden Yards on July 27 after arguing a third-strike call with home plate ump Tim Timmons. Now come the consequences.

According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, Major League Baseball has fined Ortiz a sum of $5,000. The veteran slugger has appealed, but he seems doubtful to have any luck because facing no punishment for destroying property in a visitors stadium would set a pretty awful precedent.

Ortiz is making $14 million this season and has earned over $112.5 million in salary in his 17-year career.

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