For Immediate Release

July 30, 2009




BOSTON, MA–Red Sox Designated Hitter David Ortiz issued the following statement today:


Today I was informed by a reporter that I was on the 2003 list of MLB players to test positive for performance-enhancing substances.  This happened right before our game, and the news blindsided me.  I said I had no comment because I wanted to get to the bottom of this. 


I want to talk about this situation and I will as soon as I have more answers.  In the meantime I want to let you know how I am approaching this situation.  One, I have already contacted the Players Association to confirm if this report is true.  I have just been told that the report is true.  Based on the way I have lived my life, I am surprised to learn I tested positive.  Two, I will find out what I tested positive for.  And, three, based on whatever I learn, I will share this information with my club and the public.  You know me – I will not hide and I will not make excuses.


I want to thank my family, the Red Sox, my teammates, and the fans for their patience and support.




    Remember when Papi said in ’03 that anyone who’d used steroids should man up and admit to it? That’s a laugh. What a fraud. At least now theres an explanation for why he blows this season. Sorry fantasy team owners, only Papi and his crooked doctor couldda saw this one coming. The guys comes outta no where from Minnesota where he was an average to OK hitter, and explodes over the next few years. So now both Manny and Papi were juiced for those two titles. Can we say that the curse still lives then? Let’s go Yankees.


    hi ortiz great job beating the yankees keep it up tell the team great job hang in there we will be in the playoffs just keep playing great always a fan your no 1 fan for over 5o years love ya all talk to you soon i can only check once in a while my work does not let me and i donot have a computer but i will check in good luck and never give up jean bradley

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