David Ortiz refutes Valentine's claim that he stopped playing because he was a sissy

Two weeks after Bobby Valentine said David Ortiz was basically a sissy for shutting down his season, Ortiz fired back.

"Stopping me (from playing) was the decision of the doctors, management, the manager and me," Ortiz told ESPNDeportes.com. "The team doctor recommended that I stop playing to not make the situation worse for the tendon."

We actually side with Big Papi on this one. He was up for a contract, why take a chance.