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David Ortiz reveals left oblique ailment

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — It’s official: David Ortiz’s slump was not because of Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy asking Ortiz whether he was on steroids.

Ortiz revealed he has a sore left oblique, which he’s been dealing with as far back as the Texas series in Arlington, which would mean he had the injury before Shaughnessy wrote the controversial column.

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