Affable Ortiz Feeling Good Again

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Ortiz ignored the recent theory that participating in the exhibition messes up a player’s swing for an eternity. No stranger to messed-up swings, Ortiz defeated former teammate Hanley Ramirez, a player he has mentored, by stroking 11 homers in the last round after the two were tied with 21 homers through the first two rounds. Ortiz’s 32 homers averaged 417 feet and his longest was 478 feet, second to Matt Holliday’s 497-footer.

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