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Frustrated David Ortiz dealing with setback

FORT MYERS, Fla. — David Ortiz was sure until only last week that he would be ready to play against the Yankees on Opening Day.

Now the Red Sox slugger’s goal has changed to simply getting in the lineup at some point and staying there. Ortiz hopes that day comes a few weeks into the regular season, but he acknowledged Monday it could take longer.

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