Ortiz OK after minor accident

David Ortiz talked with Tampa Bay Rays players on Opening Day.

john tlumacki/globe staff

David Ortiz talked with Tampa Bay Rays players on Opening Day.

BOSTON — Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is unhurt after a minor car accident on his way to Fenway Park.

WBZ-TV in Boston reported Ortiz was involved in the crash as he was leaving a gas station on Boylston Street on Friday afternoon.


Boston police spokesman David Estrada said no injuries and only minor vehicle damage was reported. He didn’t immediately have further details.

The Red Sox also confirmed Ortiz was unhurt.

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Ortiz told WBZ: ‘‘I lost a little control coming out of the gas station and I hit a car, but I'm fine. Everybody is fine.’’

He said ‘‘we’re going to try to be fine’’ for Friday night’s game with the Cleveland Indians.

Ortiz is hitting .352 with seven home runs and 23 RBIs this season for the last-place Red Sox.

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