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Johnny Damon praises Red Sox for handling of David Ortiz situation

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Johnny Damon praises Red Sox for handling of David Ortiz situation

Johnny Damon didn't end his tenure in Boston on the greatest terms with the Red Sox organization, but he's putting those differences aside after the shocking David Ortiz shooting.

The Red Sox sent a plane to the Dominican Republic on Monday so Ortiz could be transported to Boston and treated at Mass General. Damon praised and thanked the organization for taking care of his friend and former teammate.

"The Red Sox did such a great job at going down to the Dominican and bringing him back to some of the great hospitals and doctors we have up in Boston," Damon told TMZ Sports.

"Thank you, Red Sox, for doing the right thing and getting him up in Boston and taking care of him."

Ortiz underwent his second surgery Monday night in Boston. The latest report on his condition states he took a few steps and spoke with loved ones on Tuesday.

One of the two suspects in the shooting has been arrested and reportedly will be charged with attempted murder. The second suspect has yet to be identified.

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Ex-Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright to undergo Tommy John surgery

Ex-Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright to undergo Tommy John surgery

Steven Wright's Red Sox career came to an end on Friday, and it'll be a while before the knuckleballer makes his return to the mound.

Shortly after being released by Boston, Wright revealed to WEEI's Rob Bradford he will undergo Tommy John surgery on Tuesday to repair the torn UCL in his right elbow.

"I'm fully committed to rehab and making a comeback," Wright told Bradford. "I feel better than I have ever and want to get back to a position I haven't been in since 2016, which is healthy. My sole focus is to get healthy and stay focused."

Wright made only six appearances for the Red Sox in 2019 as he tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance in January and served an 80-game suspension. The 35-year-old also served a 15-game suspension in 2018 for violating the league's domestic violence policy.

Wright posted a 24-16 record with a 3.86 ERA in 81 total appearances during his tenure in Boston.

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Watch David Ortiz and Alex Rodriguez reminisce on 2004 ALCS

Watch David Ortiz and Alex Rodriguez reminisce on 2004 ALCS

Fifteen years ago, the Boston Red Sox pulled off the impossible vs. the New York Yankees in the 2004 American League Championship Series.

David Ortiz and Alex Rodriguez took a trip down memory lane to relive the unforgettable moments in a nostalgia-filled video for FOX Sports. The two legends relive everything from A-Rod slapping the ball out of Bronson Arroyo's glove to Curt Schilling's bloody sock.

A-Rod shared the video and wrote about his painful memories from the series on Twitter. Watch and read below:

Credit to Rodriguez for being a good sport (imagine reading that sentence 15 years ago?...)

The Yankees could find themselves ousted from another ALCS on Friday night when they take on the Astros in a do-or-die Game 5. They would have to win three straight games, including two on the road, to advance to the World Series.

The last team to do that? You guessed it. The '04 Red Sox.

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