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David Ortiz all good with addition of David Price

David Ortiz was furious with David Price during a game in May of 2014 in which Price hit both Ortiz and Mike Carp.
David Ortiz was furious with David Price during a game in May of 2014 in which Price hit both Ortiz and Mike Carp.(AP)

David Ortiz, who once declared war on David Price, was quick to make peace.

“No problems. All that’s in the past. Now he is my partner,” Ortiz told a radio station in the Dominican Republic on Wednesday. “When a person joins your cause, you must leave the past in the past.”

Price, who agreed to a seven-year, $217 million deal with the Red Sox on Tuesday, has feuded with Ortiz in recent seasons.

Price hit Ortiz with a pitch in 2014, payback for a perceived slight the year before. Ortiz reacted by saying he had lost all respect for Price and that the two would fight if it happened again.

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“I mean; it’s a war. It’s on. Next time he hits me, he better bring the gloves,” Ortiz said at the time.

Now everything is fine.

“We need pitching and David Price is a great pitcher and has showed that for years. I hope he will help us,” Ortiz told 102.5 FM in Santo Domingo, according to ESPN Deportes. “It’s a marquee pitcher, and that’s what we need.”

Ortiz will host his annual charity golf tournament in the Dominican starting Thursday.


Peter Abraham can be reached at pabraham@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @peteabe.