David Ortiz Reveals He Had COVID-19: 'This Is No Joke'

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David Ortiz dropped a bombshell when appearing on the Red Sox television broadcast Friday night: He had been diagnosed with COVID-19.

The former Red Sox slugger revealed during an appearance on NESN during the Red Sox’ game agains the Yankees that he had contracted the virus a few weeks back, having been asymptomatic. His brother, however, spent a week in the hospital while batting the coronavirus.

“This is no joke,” said Ortiz, who has overcome the bout with COVID-19, having recently received tests back showing he was negative.

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