David Ortiz wants to stay with the Boston Red Sox, despite recent reports that he would be willing to leave, even play for the teams biggest rival the New York Yankees.
When asked to confirm reports that players often drank beer and ate friend chicken in the clubhouse during games Ortiz told reporters:
“You guys know it all, already. I don’t have to add anything,” while adding,”I’m there every day, but I do what I’ve got to do. I have no more comment on that. You guys know it all.”
His comments come after the Red Sox were up on the Tampa Bay Rays by nine games only to lost 18 of their last 24 and fall one game behind in the AL wild-care race.
When asked if he wanted to play next season for the Rex Sox he said:
“Of course, I would like to come back,” and “They have a lot of things going on right now. So once they go through all the stuff, GM and managing things, I think they’re going to start talking to the players. So, we’ll see. We’ve got time.”
Ortiz also said his ESPN interview was taken out of content and he didn’t say he was considering playing for the Yankees:
“I never said that I would sign with the Yankees. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no,” he said. “They asked me if I would play for the Yankees. I said I would think about it. But I didn’t confirm to nobody that I would play for the Yankees. I’m still a Red Sox, aren’t I?”
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