David Ortiz Appeals Suspension, But Should Be Able to Keep Rhythm Despite Missing Some Time

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David Ortiz ended the suspense on Friday when he announced that he is appealing the four-game suspension that was handed down to him this week.

Hall of Famer Jim Rice says that Ortiz would probably be best served to serve his suspension right away, but Rice also pointed out that the games missed shouldn't totally throw off Ortiz' rhythm and timing. As Rice mentioned on Red Sox First Pitch, Ortiz should be able to get his hacks in on the side and will be fine when he returns — whenever that may be.

See more in the video above.

Aetna Strikeouts for A Cause

For every strikeout by a Red Sox pitcher at Fenway Park in June, Aetna will donate $250 to Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. Through June 25, the donation mark stands at $30,000.

Through their continued efforts in the local community, Aetna is helping to build a healthier world -- one city and one strikeout at a time.

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