Nelson Cruz: David Ortiz’s Home Run Chase Source Of Pride For Dominican Players

As David Ortiz closes in on 500 career home runs, he has an entire country behind him.

Seattle Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz, who’s looked up to Ortiz as a “big brother” throughout his major league career, said Big Papi reaching the 500-homer mark would mean the world to every player who shares their Dominican heritage.

“Not only for him, but for all of us Dominicans,” Cruz told NESN’s Gary Striewski on Saturday as his Mariners prepared to take on the Boston Red...

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