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Papi sits out vs. Blue Jays after losing appeal

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TORONTO -- David Ortiz has lost an appeal of his one-game suspension and is sitting out Friday's game against the Blue Jays. Ortiz was ejected Sunday for arguing a checked-swing call against Baltimore, and he was disciplined by the league for his vociferous confrontation with home-plate umpire John Tumpane.

"Get it over with, move on," said Ortiz. "If I had known that I had no chance, then I wouldn't [have appealed the suspension]."

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TORONTO -- David Ortiz has lost an appeal of his one-game suspension and is sitting out Friday's game against the Blue Jays. Ortiz was ejected Sunday for arguing a checked-swing call against Baltimore, and he was disciplined by the league for his vociferous confrontation with home-plate umpire John Tumpane.

"Get it over with, move on," said Ortiz. "If I had known that I had no chance, then I wouldn't [have appealed the suspension]."

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Ortiz said after Sunday's game that he didn't recall whether he had made contact with the umpire, and he expressed surprise with the way he was ejected from the game.

Red Sox manager John Farrell said the club expected the decision on the appeal might come down today, prompting the promotion of Travis Shaw from Triple-A Pawtucket.

"There was a strong desire on David's part to state his case," Farrell said. "He didn't think the suspension was warranted. And that's the right of every player, to go through the process. Which he did, but once it's heard, you're at the mercy of when it's handed down. And that's today."

Relief pitcher Edward Mujica was designated for assignment on Thursday, making the move for Shaw possible.

Shaw, who's hitting .189 (17-for-90) for Pawtucket, was in the lineup playing first and batting in the No. 9 spot for the series opener at Rogers Centre. The 25-year-old flew in to Toronto late last night and will make his big league debut.

"I couldn't be more thrilled with this opportunity and I'm just going to try to help this team win in whatever way I can," Shaw said.

The club will likely make another move to restore its bullpen to eight pitchers once Ortiz is back in the lineup.

Jamie Ross is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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