David Ortiz responds to being linked to alleged gambler

Ryan Hannable
August 30, 2018 - 5:15 pm
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A new book from a former Red Sox security agent alleges that former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz had close ties to an individual investigated for gambling on baseball.

In the new book, author Eddie Dominguez writes Ortiz had a friend called “Monga” who was a frequent presence in the Red Sox clubhouse. Dominguez said he had and informant close to Monga who saw Monga place a bet on a game in Chicago between the Red Sox and White Sox on July 24, 2005. He allegedly bet on the White Sox to win and bet the over on runs scored, both of which happened that day.

Dominguez went on Kirk & Callahan this week to discuss the book, but said he had no information that would indicate if Monga was using any information from Ortiz to place his bets.

Ortiz responded to the claims with an Instagram post Thursday, which read: I wasnt gonna comment on this episode but someone outta nowhere once again try to diminish my image just to sell a couple books…jus for some $$ in his pocket. MLB do a hell of a job letting us know as a player the importance of NOT betting on baseball…especially after pete rose. I have been a player that has been extremely blessed…not only with the love of the fans, but also with lots of $$$. And im SMART ENOUGH to not get caught in some BS like that….trust me!!! im doing this NOT because of u who wrote the book, im doin this for my fans to have peace of mind, cuz y’all deserve that. if i had been involved in anything related to gambling in 2005, my career wouldn’t have ended in 2016….MLB woulda gotten rid of me ASAP, cuz MLB don’t play that!!!! Ill leave this here...remember, you knock me down 10 time, I’ll learn how to get up 11. TRUST. GOD BLESS AMERICA.

I wasnt gonna comment on this episode but someone outta nowhere once again try to diminish my image just to sell a couple books…jus for some $$ in his pocket. MLB do a hell of a job letting us know as a player the importance of NOT betting on baseball…especially after pete rose. I have been a player that has been extremely blessed…not only with the love of the fans, but also with lots of $$$. And im SMART ENOUGH to not get caught in some BS like that….trust me!!! im doing this NOT because of u who wrote the book, im doin this for my fans to have peace of mind, cuz y’all deserve that. if i had been involved in anything related to gambling in 2005, my career wouldn’t have ended in 2016….MLB woulda gotten rid of me ASAP, cuz MLB don’t play that!!!! Ill leave this here...remember, you knock me down 10 time, I’ll learn how to get up 11. TRUST. GOD BLESS AMERICA. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ No iba comentar en este episodio pero otra vez alguien quiere tratar de destruir mi imagen sólo para vender sus libros...sólo para el $$ en su bolsillo. MLB trabaja bien fuerte en asegurar que sepamos como jugadores la importancia de NO apostar en baseball...especialmente después del lio con pete rose. He sido un jugador con muchas bendiciones... no sólo con el amor de los fans, sino también con un montón de $$$. Y poseo la inteligente suficiente para no terminar atrapado en algo tan horrible como eso.... créeme!!! estoy haciendo esto no por la persona que escribió el libro, estoy haciendo esto para mis fans para tener la paz de la mente, porque todos ustedes lo merecen. Si yo hubiera estado involucrado en cualquier cosa relacionada con esto en 2005, mi carrera no termina en 2016.... MLB no coje esa con nadie mi carrera ubiese terminado lo mas antes posible, porque MLB no juega!!!! dejo eso ahi ... y recuerda, me noqueas 10 veces, y me paro 11 soy guerrero de nacimiento..... bendiciones Dios es el más fuerte ----

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