Jul 31, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox short stop Stephen Drew (7) is congratulated by designated hitter David Ortiz (34) after driving in the winning run to defeat the Seattle Mariners 5-4 in fifteen innings at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

David Ortiz glad nobody with Boston Red Sox involved in Biogenesis scandal


A conclusion should be reached with the ongoing Biogenesis scandal in Major League Baseball this weekend. David Ortiz feels for the players that are about to get hit, especially Alex Rodriguez, but also believes in the strict policy that the league has against performance enhancing drugs. Above all, he’s happy no one on the Boston Red Sox is involved.

The designated hitter first gives his thoughts on how tough it must be for A-Rod to deal with all the off-the-field issues surrounding him as he tries to come back from an injury, but acknowledges that the drug policy is in there for a reason.

“[Rodriguez] is dealing with getting healthy and these things that we’re hearing, but we don’t know for sure what’s going to end up happening,” [Ortiz told ESPN Boston.] “I don’t wish anybody to have to deal with any of this, but at some point we have to be reasonable with the things that we do and whatever we get involved with. Our [drug] policy is very strict.”

That being said, he’s glad that the Red Sox won’t have to worry about the upcoming suspensions.

“The good thing is nobody on this ballclub has been mentioned in this situation, so we know we’re going to stay together as a group,” Ortiz said. “At least that gives us the opportunity to just focus on baseball. We’re not going to have to deal with any of those questions around here because, thank God, no one on our ballclub is related to that.”

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