“I got your back. Let’s roll,” David Ortiz said to David Price when the two met for the first time as Red Sox teammates Monday in Fort Myers.

Prior to Price signing with the Red Sox in December, these two baseball titans were at “war.”

The most recent battle was in May, 2014 when Price plunked Ortiz with a 94-mile-per-hour fastball at Fenway.

“First at-bat of the season against him, he drilled me,” Ortiz said. “That’s means it’s a war. It’s on. Next time he hits me, he better bring the gloves on. I have no respect for him no more.

“You can’t be acting like a little girl out there all the time, you give it up, that’s an experience for the next time, but you gonna be acting like a little bitch, every time you give it up, bounce back like that and put your teammates in jeopardy… oh yeah, I was going to let him know…

“I respect everybody in this league, and I get a certain respect from everybody. If you’re mad because I take you deep twice, I’m gonna let you know. I got almost 500 homers in this league, that’s part of the game son.”

NESN’s Red Sox analyst Jerry Remy said he didn’t think the hit was intentional. John Farrell got tossed from the game after the umpires warned both sides. Price didn’t say anything to Ortiz after popping him in the back.

“He knows he screwed up,” Ortiz said. “He did that on his own. No manager was [telling] him. No player was comfortable with the situation. He did that on his own, which is bullshit, he can get somebody else hurt. You can’t be doing that shit.”

After Price hit Mike Carp, the benches cleared.

That wasn’t the first time the two squared off. Price suffered through the worst postseason start of his career in Game 2 of the 2013 ALDS at Fenway, giving up nine hits (six for extra bases), two homers to Ortiz, and every run in the Rays 7-4 loss to the Red Sox.

The second Ortiz home run came in the bottom of the eighth inning. It was a drive down the right field line that wrapped around the Pesky Pole. Ortiz stood at home plate after the blast to see if the ball would stay fair, watching the ball as it took flight down the line.

“He knows how I’ve pitched him for the last probably year-and-a-half, two years,” Price said after the game. “So he steps in the bucket and hits a homer. And he stares at it to see if it’s fair or foul, I’m sure that’s what he would say, but as soon as he hit it and I saw it I knew it was fair. Run.”

But that was then, this is now.

“No problems. All that’s in the past. Now he is my partner,” Ortiz told 102.5 FM in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in December. “When a person joins your cause, you must leave the past in the past.”