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Ryan Dempster suspended, fined

Updated: August 21, 2013, 9:13 AM ET
By Ian Begley | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

Boston Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster received a five-game suspension and undisclosed fine for intentionally hitting the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, Major League Baseball senior vice president Joe Garagiola Jr. announced Tuesday.

Dempster will not appeal the penalty and will begin serving the suspension Tuesday night.

Dempster threw one pitch behind A-Rod's knees on Sunday night and two more inside at Fenway Park. Then his 3-0 pitch struck Rodriguez's left elbow pad and ricocheted ...

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