Francona stands behind Big Papi

Updated: April 8, 2010, 10:03 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Red Sox manager Terry Francona said he found out that slugger David Ortiz was upset the night before because he heard it being discussed on the clubhouse TV Wednesday afternoon.

"Did he curse?" asked Francona, feigning innocence. The manager held steady on his conviction that two games into the season was no time to be making changes in the Sox lineup, especially one as drastic as platooning the besieged Ortiz against left-handers. The lineup card posted in the clubhouse ...

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