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Ortiz blames PED test leak on Yankees for some reason

12up logo 12up 5 days ago Chrissy Volt

Division Series - Cleveland Indians v Boston Red Sox - Game Three © Elsa/GettyImages Division Series - Cleveland Indians v Boston Red Sox - Game Three ​David Ortiz decided to wildly speculate on the source that leaked his failed PED test to the New York Times in ’09 again on Friday.

The culprit? None other than the New York Yankees.

While promoting his new book, Papi: My Story, Ortiz explained that too many Yankee players were testing positive, and to relieve some heat, the Times leaked the news of Ortiz’s test.

The test was originally taken by major leaguers in 2003. The results were supposed to be destroyed, but according to the Times, were not.

Roughly 100 players joined Ortiz to make up what was named “the list," which was made up of players who tested positive for steroid use in a so-called anonymous test.

Alex Rodriguez and Sammy Sosa were the first two names leaked on the list, while Ortiz’s former teammate Manny Ramirez leaked around the same time.

The fact that Ramirez and Ortiz’s results were leaked at the same time is one reason behind his claim against the Yankees.

The former teammates had helped the Red Sox win the World Series in 2004 and 2007.

Was someone out to get the Red Sox? That’s what Ortiz thinks. And who other to point a finger at than the Yankees?

This all remains under speculation, however. Big Papi may just be fanning the flames.

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The Mariners' Nelson Cruz celebrates while crossing home plate after hitting a three run home run against the Nationals on May 25 in Washington. The Mariners won 4-2. 2017 MLB Season
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