CAP CANA, Dominican Republic -- So how does David Ortiz think Bobby Valentine will do as manager of the Red Sox?
"We'll see," Ortiz said Thursday to a group of reporters that included Comcast SportsNet's Jessica Moran. Then he added: "Hopefully, I'll get to to see."
He's referring, of course, to his free agency, which makes his return to Boston uncertain. And when a reporter asked "Will you be playing for him next season?", he answered jokingly: "No comment."
"Hopefully, it's good," Ortiz said of the hire. When asked if he had a relationship with Valentine, Ortiz said, "Not really."