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34 David Ortiz DH
Height/Weight: 6-4/230 | Birthdate: 11/18/1975 | Birthplace: Santo Domingo, DR | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Boston | College: No College | MLB Experience: 18 | Salary: $14,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 99/90 | Average Draft Position: 69.54
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David Ortiz set to sit Wednesday against lefty


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) A matchup against Toronto left-hander Mark Buehrle has Red Sox slugger David Ortiz out of the lineup Wednesday. Mike Napoli is to serve as the designated hitter instead.

Ortiz has been on a power surge with five home runs in the last nine games.


David Ortiz goes yard Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hit his 25th home run Sunday against the Rays.

With two men on in the top of the third inning, Ortiz took an 87 mph fastball from Chris Archer out to right for the three-run shot. He also walked during the game. Ortiz finished 1 for 3, with one run scored and three RBI. 


David Ortiz in lineup Friday against David Price


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Red Sox slugger David Ortiz told John Farrell he could play Friday - and the manager figured that was good enough for him. Ortiz is in the lineup for the game against Tampa Bay starter and personal villain David Price.

Ortiz had been dealing with a sore back.


Report: David Ortiz says he can play Friday against Rays


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) A back issue will apparently not prevent David Ortiz from making his appointed rounds at designated hitter Friday for the Red Sox at Tampa Bay. He has told John Farrell that he's good to go, per Comcast Sports Net.

Ortiz, who felt twinges in his mid-back Wednesday and Thursday, had it evaluated Friday.


David Ortiz set to get back checked Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Red Sox prolific designated hitter David Ortiz will have his ailing back evaluated Friday before a determination is made about possible missed time, per the Boston Herald.

Ortiz was removed in the ninth inning of the Thursday loss to Toronto after experiencing spasms in the middle of his back on a check swing. He received treatment after the game.

"We haven't talked about (missing time)," Ortiz said. "... Hopefully it's nothing serious." Ortiz added that he felt a "little pop or something" in his back Wednesday, but the discomfort disappeared, allowing him to play Thursday.


David Ortiz considered day-to-day


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is considered day-to-day with a back injury, according to WEEI.

Ortiz left Thursday's game with back spasms, according to manager John Farrell. He injured himself while trying to check his swing, and was removed from the game. Farrell characterized Ortiz as day-to-day.


David Ortiz leaves with apparent back injury


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz left Thursday's game in the ninth inning after taking a check swing and putting a hand on his lower back, reports the Boston Globe

David Ortiz clubs three-run homer Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz clubbed a three-run homer Wednesday against the Blue Jays. 

Ortiz struck immediately. In his first at-bat of the game, Ortiz belted a 76 mph knuckleball out to right for a three-run shot. It was his only hit of the game. Ortiz finished 1 for 4, with one run scored and three RBI. 


David Ortiz slugs 23rd home run Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz went 2 for 5 with a solo home run in his team's 7-3 loss to the Blue Jays Tuesday.

Ortiz is now 4 for 10 with a double and three home runs in his last two games after hitting just one home run in his first 14 games of the month. He owns a .253/.349/.500 line with 23 home runs and 69 RBI in 360 at-bats.


David Ortiz knocks two home runs in blowout win Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz went 2 for 5 with two home runs and four RBI in his team's 14-1 win over the Blue Jays Monday.

Ortiz was quiet early on while the team built up a lead, but he came through with two two-run home runs in the fourth and fifth innings for his third multihomer game of the season. He has hit .251/.349/.490 with 22 home runs and 68 RBI in 355 at-bats.


David Ortiz drives in three Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz drove in three runs Friday against the Astros.

Ortiz only had one hit, but it was a big one. With the bases loaded in the sixth inning, Ortiz clubbed an 86 mph cutter to right for a bases-clearing double. He finished 1 for 5, with no runs scored and three RBI. 


David Ortiz reaches base five times in losing effort


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz enjoyed a productive day at the dish, reaching base five times in a 7-6 defeat to the Orioles.

Ortiz singled in a run in the sixth and seventh innings, respectively. He also added a double and a single, finishing 4 for 5 with a walk and two RBI. He is hitting .261 with 19 homers and 55 RBI in 310 at-bats.


David Ortiz returns to Red Sox for nightcap


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) As expected, Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is back in the lineup for Game 2 of the Saturday doubleheaders against Baltimore. He missed the opener to attend the graduation of his daughter.

David Ortiz at daughter's graduation; should play in Game 2


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) The absence of Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz from the lineup in the first game of the Saturday doubleheader against Baltimore allows him to attend his daughter's graduation. He is expected to play in the nightcap.

David Ortiz absent from Game 1 lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is getting the afternoon off in the first game of a day-night doubleheader Saturday against the Orioles. He is out of the lineup as A.J. Pierzynski will man the designated hitter spot.

Ortiz has been in a mild slide. His two-hit performance Thursday was his first multi-hit game since June 25, after which he has been 4 for 21.


David Ortiz smacks 19th home run Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz went 1 for 5 with a three-run home run in his team's 8-5 win over the Yankees Sunday.

Ortiz put the Red Sox up 4-0 in the top of the third with his home run, which was the 450th of his career. He has hit .253/.352/.485 with 19 home runs and 52 RBI in 293 at-bats.


David Ortiz homers, drives in three runs Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz went 2 for 4 with a home run and three RBI in his team's 5-4 win over the Mariners Wednesday.

Ortiz kicked things off with a two-run home run in the top of the first inning before adding another RBI on a third-inning single. With the two-hit game, the designated hitter owns a .256/.357/.484 line with 18 home runs and 49 RBI in 281 at-bats.


David Ortiz, Mike Napoli hit back-to-back HRs in win


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) David Ortiz and Mike Napoli hit back-to-back homers in the bottom of the 10th inning Wednesday, sending Boston to a 2-1 win.

The heart of the Red Sox order was set to face Casey Fien in the bottom of the 10th with Twins closer Glen Perkins unvailable due to a sore back. Dustin Pedroia began the inning with a fly out to right field before Ortiz connected for his 16th home run and Napoli won the game with his seventh home run.


David Ortiz missed Mike Napoli


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz missed Mike Napoli's protection in the lineup, according to ESPN.com. With Napoli batting behind him, Ortiz sees more fastballs and more strikes.

In 42 games with Napoli, Ortiz is hitting .294 with 12 homers and a .946 OPS. In 18 games without him, Ortiz is batting .167 with two homers and a .612 OPS, the website said.


David Ortiz blasts go-ahead home run in the ninth vs. Tigers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz came through in the clutch for his team in the ninth inning of Sunday's game against the Tigers.

Ortiz took reliever Joba Chamberlain deep for three-run blast to give his team a two-run advantage. He finished 1 for 5 with a run scored and three RBI in a 5-3 victory. He is hitting .259 with 14 home runs and 38 RBI in 220 at-bats.

David Ortiz hits 13th home run


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hit his 13th home run Wednesday against the Indians.

With a man on in the sixth, Ortiz stepped to the plate against Corey Kluber. On the fourth pitch of the at-bat, Ortiz belted a slider out to right center for the two run shot. He also walked and singled during the game. Ortiz finished 2 for 4, with one run scored and 2 RBI. He's hitting .262/.371/.490 over 206 at-bats.


David Ortiz in a funk


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz mustered one hit in the series against the Rays and is batting .148/.299/.204 with one extra-base hit (a home run) in his last 15 games, reports WEEI.com. Ortiz has 12 homers and 31 RBI in 195 at-bats this season.

David Ortiz returns to lineup Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2014) A nagging calf injury that prevented Red Sox slugger David Ortiz from starting Thursday will not keep him out for the series opener Friday against Tampa Bay. He is set to start and bat cleanup.

Ortiz owns a .270/.372/.508 stat line on the year.


David Ortiz dealing with calf tightness


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is dealing with calf tightness, according to WEEI.

Ortiz was not listed in the team's starting lineup Thursday, but it's considered precautionary. Ortiz will rest Thursday, but should return to the lineup soon. He's hitting .270/.369/.508 over 185 at-bats.


David Ortiz blasts 12th home run Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz found himself playing first base for the first time this season Monday, and he went 1 for 4 with a walk, a home run and four RBI in his team's 8-6 win over the Braves.

Ortiz has been enduring a rough patch at the plate lately, going 1 for 23 in seven games heading into Memorial Day. The stretch has lowered his line to .270/.365/.517 with 12 home runs and 29 RBI in 178 at-bats.