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Ortiz: 'Fresh start' with John Farrell

Updated: February 12, 2013, 7:28 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- David Ortiz never mentioned him by name, but on Tuesday blamed former manager Bobby Valentine for many of the problems plaguing the last-place Boston Red Sox last season.

"A lot of players had a lot of issues with our manager last year,'' said Ortiz, responding to a question about whether the club, which finished 69-93 last season, needed to improve its character. "We have a new manager this year, a guy who is familiar with the organization, a guy we pretty ...

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