Ortiz’s name was revealed in a 2009 New York Times report that cited 104 players for failed drug tests in 2003.


There was no love lost in a particularly tense interleague affair between the Blue Jays and Braves on Wednesday that included a Jose Bautista bat flip, one of two incidents that cleared the benches in an 8-4 Atlanta win.

Ortiz’s name was revealed in a 2009 New York Times report that cited 104 players for failed drug tests in 2003. Only a select number were named, and Ortiz was one.

During a Friday interview with Boston radio station WEEI, the retired Red Sox slugger revealed he believes Boston’s longtime AL East rival is at least partially to blame.

What was the reason for them to come out with something like that? Ortiz said about his name becoming public. The only thing that I can think of, to be honest with you, a lot of big guys from the Yankees were being caught. And no one from Boston. So, who was the big guy in Boston? It was me.

He later specified he believes it was suspicious a newspaper Cheap Authentic MLB Jerseys out of New York would cite a Boston player.

O’Flaherty, of course, was alluding to Bautista’s brush-up Basketball Jerseys Cheap with the Rangers’ Rougned Odor, which celebrated its one-year anniversary Monday. That ordeal was the byproduct of Bautista’s most infamous bat flip, during the 2015 ALDS between Texas and Toronto.

Bautista, for his part, chalked the latest incident up to competitive juices that came out in the wrong moment and seemed to agree that his celebration was done in poor taste.

It was definitely not something that was fitting for the moment, he said.

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