|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||470.00||27.00||.283||90.00||77.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Chi. White Sox||7||1||0|| .250|| .143|| .143|
|vs Santiago (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs LHP||47||13||2|| .314|| .447|| .277|
|05/22/2013||Vernon Wells, LF NYY|
David Ortiz, DH BOS
|Jered Weaver, SP LAA|
|05/22/2013||Kelly Johnson, LF TB|
CC Sabathia, SP NYY
David Ortiz, DH BOS
|Jose Altuve, 2B HOU|
Lance Lynn, SP STL
|05/22/2013||Dylan Bundy, SP BAL|
Freddie Freeman, 1B ATL
|David Ortiz, DH BOS|
Addison Russell, SS OAK
Norichika Aoki, RF MIL
|Last 7 Games|
|David Ortiz hits two homers in six-RBI performance|
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(5/19/13) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz went 3 for 4 with two home runs, six RBI, three runs scored and a walk in a 12-6 win over the Twins.
Ortiz has a .362/.408/.681 line with seven home runs and 29 RBI in only 103 plate appearances. He's 6 for 8 in his last two games and has a six-game hitting streak.
|David Ortiz blames slump on oblique issue|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(5/14/13) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is blaming a sore oblique muscle for his batting slump, ESPN reports.
"I've been dealing with a sore left side," Ortiz said. "For that reason, I was pulling the ball rather than hitting it the opposite way. I was hurt in one of the first games when we returned home due to the cold, but I'm feeling better and soon will start hitting again."
Ortiz had just one hit in his last 20 at-bats entering Tuesday, but pulled an inside fastball against Tampa Bay starter Matt Moore for a three-run homer in the first inning of Tuesday's game.
|Red Sox manager providing David Ortiz a breather|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/12/13) Red Sox DH David Ortiz was held out of the starting lineup for Sunday's series finale vs. Toronto because manager John Farrell wanted to provide him two straight days off heading into Tuesday's game against the Rays, which opens a nine-game road trip.
Ortiz is batting .059 (1 for 17) in his last four games, but Farrell said it doesn't have anything to do with the column earlier this week suggesting Ortiz's fast start has been aided by performance-enhancing drugs, according to The Boston Herald.
"He gets off to a great start, goes into a little bit of a three or four game thing where he might be pulling off the ball more than he did when he first rejoined us," Farrell said. "There's nothing abnormal here. We'd love to think that he's going to hit .500 for the whole year, but that's probably going to tail off at some point."
|David Ortiz hitless in last 17 plate appearances|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(5/11/13) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz has gone 0 for 16 with a walk over his last 17 plate appearances, WEEI.com reported Saturday.
The skid coincides with a Boston Globe story about Ortiz being asked if he was using performance-enhancing drugs.
“I can’t say the story has affected him in the result of what the last three days have been,” manager John Farrell said.
|David Ortiz held hitless|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(5/9/13) For just the second time this season, Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz failed to reach base in back-to-back games. Ortiz finished 0 for 5 Thursday night against the Twins.
He has been held without a hit in his last 10 at-bats since having his 27-game hitting streak snapped Wednesday. Ortiz has gone 0 for 5 (or worse) in back-to-back game for just the third time in his career and the first time since 2004.
Ortiz is hitting .353/.384/.662 with four homers and 17 RBI through his first 68 at-bats.
Buchholz throws gem as Red Sox down White Sox
Clay Buchholz pitched five-hit ball over seven innings to improve to 7-0, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox 6-2 Wednesday night to avoid a three-game sweep.
Quintana takes no-hitter into seventh, ChiSox top BoSox
Jose Quintana took a no-hitter into the seventh before David Ortiz broke it up with a one-out broken-bat single, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Boston Red Sox 3-1 on Tuesday night.
Miguel Cabrera and other 'best hitter in baseball' candidates
Miguel Cabrera cemented his status as the best hitter in baseball with three homers on Sunday, but who are some others in the conversation?
Stock Watch: Miggy-Trout debate rages on, but Cabrera wins all here
Miguel Cabrera deserved the 2012 MVP (by a little bit), and he's leading the race so far this year too. David Ortiz isn't doing too badly either.
Weekend Buzz: Harvey, Moore, Miller and Corbin usher in new generation
Suddenly, Justin Verlander is getting cuffed around and Matt Harvey is dealing. David Price is hurt and Matt Moore is leading the Rays' staff. Shelby Miller, Patrick Corbin ... new aces are blazing quite a trail so far in 2013. ...
|David Ortiz is about as steady as a Fantasy player comes. Before he was injured last year, he was sporting a 1.026 OPS, his highest since 2007. His .318 batting average was also the highest for Ortiz since 2007. He had 23 doubles in 324 at-bats and had made his requisite five appearances at first, giving him eligibility at the position. He enters 2013 with the same outlook as every year, but with a tweak. There's the 30 home run potential and the concern he is only eligible at DH until he can get those five games at first base when interleague play comes around. But Ortiz has a .312 average over the last two years, after hitting .257 the previous three. It's safe to now consider him a batting average contributor, as well (he has a career mark of .285). A top option at DH, Ortiz should be off the board in the early rounds of 2013 drafts. (Updated 12/3/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/23/13||CLE||7:10 pm||Zach McAllister|
|5/24/13||CLE||7:10 pm||Justin Masterson|
|5/25/13||CLE||1:35 pm||Scott Kazmir|
|5/26/13||CLE||1:35 pm||Corey Kluber|
|5/27/13||PHI||7:10 pm||Cliff Lee|
|5/28/13||PHI||7:10 pm||Tyler Cloyd|
|5/29/13||@ PHI||7:05 pm||Kyle Kendrick|