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Yankees Gary Sanchez and Edwin Encarnacion visit David Ortiz

“He was the same David, his old self. It was good to see him.’’

In this Sept. 30, 2016, file photo, David Ortiz speaks during a news conference before a game.
In this Sept. 30, 2016, file photo, David Ortiz speaks during a news conference before a game. –Elise Amendola / AP File Photo

Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez and designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion spent their off day in Boston visiting David Ortiz. Ortiz went to Instagram to post a picture of him and Encarnacion, and Sanchez posted a picture on his Instagram of him and Ortiz.

“He was the same David, his old self,’’ Encarnacion said. “It was good to see him.’’

Boone knows Ortiz’s impact across the baseball landscape. Despite his being on the Yankees, when Sanchez was struggling last year, Ortiz reached out.