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Ortiz insists return isn't about $2M

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08:22 AM ET 04.19 | In his mind, Red Sox DH David Ortiz, who hit a home run at Class AAA Pawtucket on Thursday night, is fully ready to return to Boston and expects to be in the lineup Friday. [If] he's not activated in the next two days, he'd lose $2 million in potential earnings for next year. Ortiz said he's aware of the financial clause in his contract, but insisted that money has nothing to do with his declaration of his readiness to return on Friday. "I just found out about [the contract clause] a couple of days ago. That's not the thing I'm really thinking about right now," Ortiz told WEEI.com. "I want to go back and I want to play, but if I wasn't ready right now, then I wasn't ready. That was going to be it."

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April 19, 2013  08:30 AM ET

nooooooooo. the money has nothing to do with it.

April 19, 2013  08:31 AM ET

Really?! If you believe that somehow $2 mil in his pocket ain't at least a part, if not most, of the equation then I got a bridge in Brooklyn I can sell you, too.

April 19, 2013  08:32 AM ET

We will see.

April 19, 2013  08:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

We will $ee.

ye$ we will, clem ;)

April 19, 2013  08:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

ye$ we will, clem ;)

Nice.

April 19, 2013  08:44 AM ET

He had better be ready to play and contribute. Right now this team is on a roll, and the last thing they need is for him to come in and rock the boat.

April 19, 2013  08:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

He had better be ready to play and contribute. Right now this team is on a roll, and the last thing they need is for him to come in and rock the boat.

So I'd like to know where, you got the notion
Said I'd like to know where, you got the notion

To rock the boat, don't rock the boat baby
Rock the boat, don't tip the boat over
Rock the boat, don't rock the boat baby
Rock the boat-t-t-t-t

April 19, 2013  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

So I'd like to know where, you got the notionSaid I'd like to know where, you got the notionTo rock the boat, don't rock the boat babyRock the boat, don't tip the boat overRock the boat, don't rock the boat babyRock the boat-t-t-t-t

sing it big fella.

April 19, 2013  09:03 AM ET

When they say it isn't about the money ... it's about the money.

April 19, 2013  09:06 AM ET

Are we all following the breaking news in Boston?

April 19, 2013  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Are we all following the breaking news in Boston?

I am.

April 19, 2013  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Are we all following the breaking news in Boston?

Of course ....

April 19, 2013  09:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Are we all following the breaking news in Boston?

It's become one giant clusterbecca up here.

April 19, 2013  09:09 AM ET

My step daughter is with her boyfriend in his apartment in Kenmore Square. They are stuck.

April 19, 2013  09:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Of course ....

Morning Kitty.

April 19, 2013  09:09 AM ET

Watertown is the really hot spot.

April 19, 2013  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

My step daughter is with her boyfriend in his apartment in Kenmore Square. They are stuck.

Stay inside and stay safe.

April 19, 2013  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Watertown is the really hot spot.

No kidding. The younger brother is NOT going to get away.

April 19, 2013  09:12 AM ET

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April 19, 2013  09:12 AM ET

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