No pressure off David Ortiz

Red Sox DH says his job will stay tough despite team's new additions

Updated: March 19, 2011, 5:10 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- David Ortiz has an answer for those who think Adrian Gonzalez will prove to be a big help to him.

"He's not going to help me,'' the Boston Red Sox designated hitter said here Friday morning. "He's going to help this ballclub. He's not going to be allowed to go to the plate and hit for me. I've gotta help myself. Pitchers know that my jersey on the back says 'Ortiz.' They make a mistake, they're not going to get paid.

"I don't know why people go there.''

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