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David Ortiz wanted 'something different'

Slugger says he's 'fine' with Sox picking up option but doesn't understand doubters

Updated: November 16, 2010, 11:41 PM ET
By Jackie MacMullan | ESPNBoston.com

David Ortiz reports he doesn't have a single pain in his body -- not so much as a twinge.

"When I get up in the morning, I jump out of bed like my [6-year-old] son, D'Angelo," he said. "I feel great. I'm working out every day, running, lifting, hitting, cardio. I can't wait for the season to start."

In his first public comments since the Red Sox picked up his $12.5 million option Nov. 4, Ortiz said Tuesday that he's "fine" with the one-year contract, even though ...

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