Players to attend services for Lima

Updated: May 26, 2010, 3:52 PM ET
By Enrique Rojas | ESPNdeportes.com

ORLANDO -- Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz and New York Mets ace Johan Santana are leading a group of baseball players who will attend Jose Lima's funeral services in New York on Thursday.

Ortiz, a former teammate of Lima with the Leones del Escogido in the Dominican winter league, said he got permission from the Red Sox to take the day off, but hopes to be back in Boston on time to be available for Thursday night's game against the Kansas City Royals.

"I still can't believe that ...

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