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David Ortiz upbeat after running Monday

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- David Ortiz is more optimistic that he’ll be in the Opening Day lineup after running the bases Monday and feels as if he can manage the soreness he expects to have.

“It feels good,” he said. “When I get going I’m fine. The problem is once I cool off, I start to get sore, but the doctor says it will go away. It’s just part of the treatment, part of [when you] start doing things. The injury, you got to start getting used to. That’s why we practice over and over and over and over. So you can get to that point. ... It’s a good day. I was moving pretty good. I don’t think I can run faster than that. Let’s just see how things go later on tonight.”

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