David Ortiz was pulled from Thursday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays after tweaking his back in the ninth inning, but he couldn’t resist facing Tampa Bay Rays starter David Price when the Boston Red Sox started their series at Tropicana Field on Friday.
The big Red Sox slugger called manager John Farrell to make sure that he didn’t leave him out of the lineup for the team’s first rematch against Price since he plunked Ortiz and started a “war” — as Big Papi said — on May 30 at Fenway Park.
Check out more about the rivalry in the video above.
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