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David Ortiz Riled by Drug Testing 'Free Pass' Comment

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By    |   Wednesday, 09 Jul 2014 07:08 AM

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was riled by talk that he received a "free pass" by baseball officials for performance enhancing drugs, charges brought up in response to what his teammate said about an opposing player over the weekend.

Ortiz found himself dragged into the controversy between Red Sox pitcher John Lackey and Baltimore Orioles player Nelson Cruz in the Orioles' 7-4 victory over Boston on Saturday.

Cruz, who had served a 50-game ban for performance enhancing drugs earlier in connection with the Biogenesis scandal, went 5-for-5 against Boston and a perfect 3-for-3 against Lackey, including a home run and a double, according to the Baltimore Sun.

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After the game, Lackey made reference to Cruz suspension rather than his hitting performance.

"I'm not even going to comment on him," Lackey told reporters. "I've got nothing to say about him. There are some things that I would like to say, but I'm not going to. You guys forget pretty conveniently about stuff."

That led to Baltimore manager Buck Showalter to point the finger back at the Red Sox in general.

"We need to all make sure we check our own backyard before we start looking at someone else,'" Showalter said after learning of Lackey's comments, according to WEEI-FM.

Ortiz said on Monday, according to WEEI-FM, that he saw a conversation about the Lackey-Cruz spat on the MLB Network where one of the show's hosts made the comment about him getting a "free pass" even though he was identified as a player who tested positive for PEDs in a 2003 survey.

"What (expletive) me off (about) the whole thing, why does my name got to be mentioned in that?" Ortiz told reporters Monday, according to WEEI-FM. "What did I have to do with that? I saw on MLB the guys talking about it, and then they brought my name up, and one of the guys said that I got a free pass on that. It was the Lackey and Showalter thing, going back and forth. Showalter didn't say anything about me."

Ortiz went on the say the rumors about his drug was unfounded yet commentators continue to bring it up.

"And to be honest with you, in this country, nobody gets a free pass," Ortiz continued. "He wants to make it sound like I got a free pass because nobody can point fingers at me directly. … "My (expletive), I call straight up bull. Let me tell you. You don't get no free pass here, especially a guy like me."

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