Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is one of the few major league players to voice support for Alex Rodriguez in recent months.
Ortiz took Rodriguez out for dinner in Boston late last season after the controversial Yankees third baseman was mercilessly booed at Fenway Park. Ortiz even criticized teammate Ryan Dempster for throwing at Rodriguez.
In December, Ortiz invited Rodriguez to his charity event in the Dominican Republic. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.