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Ortiz willing to step aside

He would let Youkilis be on players' ballot

Mike Lowell's home run in the second inning prompted expressions of glee, surprise -- and isolated combativeness -- among the patrons in the Monster seats. Mike Lowell's home run in the second inning prompted expressions of glee, surprise -- and isolated combativeness -- among the patrons in the Monster seats. (JIM DAVIS/GLOBE STAFF)
By Amalie Benjamin
Globe Staff / June 14, 2007

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It may not have been his idea, but David Ortiz was happy to cede his position on the players' All-Star ballot to Kevin Youkilis . After all, Ortiz has already nearly locked up the starting first base spot for the American League, boasting nearly twice as many votes as Justin Morneau , who is running second in the fan voting. (Full article: 1039 words)

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