Ortiz puts PED talk behind him

Updated: December 7, 2009, 12:40 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic -- With more than two dozen kids crawling over his lap here Saturday afternoon, it was easy to imagine him as a Dominican Santa, assuming that this close to the equator, the dude loses the red suit and white beard, dons a jaunty white golf cap and bears an uncanny resemblance to another semi-mythical character.

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