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Ortiz will 'probably' attend funeral

Updated: May 26, 2010, 4:38 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz said Tuesday he would "probably" attend the Thursday funeral of friend and former major league pitcher Jose Lima, who died over the weekend.

Ortiz has been playing with "Lima R.I.P." inscribed on his cap, his tribute to Lima, who died at age 37 of what is being called a heart attack.

"We were so close, man,'' Ortiz said, pulling out his cell phone and showing a picture of the two men smiling, their arms around each ...

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