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David Ortiz takes another step in rehab

FORT MYERS, Fla. — David Ortiz graduated to soft toss on Wednesday, taking 50 swings at balls flipped to him by coaching staff assistant Ino Guerrero.

Head athletic trainer Rick Jameyson and physical therapist Dan Dyrek were on hand to monitor Ortiz, who on Tuesday took 50 swings at balls on a tee. Jim Rice watched, too.

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