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David Ortiz begins preparing for duty at first base

David Ortiz dusted off his glove Monday and took grounders at first base for the first time since spring training. He will start his first game in the field Wednesday or Thursday in Philadelphia.

With no designated hitter used in interleague road games, the Sox plan to start Ortiz at first base in one game and Mike Napoli in the other.

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