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Leyland, DuPuy talk about Ortiz

Updated: August 9, 2009, 11:34 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Baseball's No. 2 official takes David Ortiz at his word that over-the-counter supplements and vitamins likely caused him to wind up on a list of alleged drug users.

"I'm not in a position to believe or disbelieve. I accept what he says," Bob DuPuy, baseball's president and chief operating officer, said Sunday.

Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland also backed Ortiz.

"I could care less what anybody else thinks," Leyland said. "If David Ortiz said ...

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