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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%: 98/85 | Average Draft Position: 69.85
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Red Sox not concerned with David Ortiz's wrist injury


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/29/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz has been receiving treatment on his injured left wrist, according to MassLive.com.

Ortiz missed the final five games of the season with the injury.Though it's the same wrist Ortiz had surgery on in 2008, general manager Ben Cherington said the team is not concerned with the issue.

"It should resolve itself over the course of the offseason," Cherington said.


David Ortiz, Will Middlebrooks out of lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz and third baseball Will Middlebrooks are not in the starting lineup for Sunday's season finale against the Yankees.


David Ortiz remains out Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/27/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's matchup with the Yankees.

Ortiz has been out since Tuesday with a wrist injury. He remains a candidate to miss Sunday's season finale as well. Ortiz has hit .263/.355/.517 with 35 home runs and 104 RBI in 518 at-bats. The 35 home runs are his most since the 2007 season, when he also smacked 35.


David Ortiz sitting again Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz was not in the team's lineup Friday.

Ortiz is dealing with a wrist injury, and it's unclear if he'll return this season. Ortiz has not played since September 23 due to the issue. He's hitting .263/.355/.517 over 518 at-bats. 


David Ortiz may be done for the year


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/25/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz may not play again this season, according to CSNNE.com.

Ortiz is dealing with a wrist injury. The issue has kept him out September 23. Ortiz has hit .263/.355/.517 over 518 at-bats. 


Red Sox pair set to sit again Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/25/2014) Red Sox sluggers David Ortiz (soreness) and Mike Napoli (back, toe, finger) are both absent from the Thursday lineup against visiting Tampa Bay.

Ortiz has played just once since Thursday. Napoli has been out since Sept. 17 and is hitless in his last 14 at-bats.


David Ortiz out of lineup Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is not in the lineup Wednesday and is considered day-to-day as he deals with soreness he developed on a swing Tuesday, ESPNBoston.com reports.

Ortiz has knocked three home runs in his last three days. He has hit .263/.355/.517 with 35 home runs and 104 RBI in 518 at-bats.


David Ortiz takes a seat Sunday


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/21/2014) David Ortiz was absent from the Red Sox's starting lineup for Sunday's game at the Orioles. Garin Cecchini got the nod as the team's designated hitter.

David Ortiz goes yard Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz belted his 35th home run Saturday against the Orioles. 

Ortiz struck in his first at-bat. With a man on, Ortiz took a 75 mph knuckle curve from Chris Tillman out to left center for the two-run shot. He finished 1 for 4, with one run scored and two RBI. 


David Ortiz clubs two home runs Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz belted two home runs Friday against the Orioles.

Ortiz first struck at the start of the fourth inning. With the bases empty, Ortiz clubbed a 92 mph fastball out to right center for a solo shot. He would strike again in the top of the 10th inning. With a man on, Ortiz took an 88 mph fastball out to right for the two-run shot. He would also single earlier in the contest. He finished 3 for 5, with two runs scored and three RBI. 


David Ortiz leaves for family issue


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/14/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz had to leave Sunday's game at Kansas City because of a family emergency, according to the Boston Herald. Ortiz went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts before being replaced by Christian Vazquez.

"He's fine. He got called away from this game," manager John Farrell said. "There was a family emergency that he had to attend to and he jumped on a flight late this afternoon."

Farrell added that Ortiz should rejoin the team for its three-game series at Pittsburgh.


David Ortiz, Mike Napoli return to lineup Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz and first baseman Mike Napoli returned to the lineup Saturday after missing Friday's game against the Royals. Ortiz was held out Friday with a foot injury, while Napoli has dealt with injuries to his finger and toe.

Mike Napoli, David Ortiz both plagued by injuries Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2014) The Red Sox will hold first baseman Mike Napoli and designated hitter David Ortiz out of the lineup Friday against the Royals due to injuries, the Boston Globe reports. Napoli is nursing injuries to his finger and toe, while Ortiz has been plagued by a foot injury. Both players remain day to day moving forward.

David Ortiz set to sit Friday night against Royals


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2014) Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is catching a break Friday in Kansas City. He is hitless in three at-bats against Royals flamethrower Yordano Ventura on the season.

Ortiz needs one more RBI to reach 100 for the second straight year.


David Ortiz blasts off twice in defeat to Yankees


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) Yankees left-hander Chris Capuano had one major problem Thursday night - his name is David Ortiz.

The Red Sox slugger clobbered home runs in his first two at-bats to help drive Capuano out of the game in the fifth inning. He hit a solo shot in the first and two-run job 405 feet in the third to give him 32 home runs and 98 RBI on the year.

Ortiz had been in a 2-for-19 mini-slump before breaking loose in the Big Apple.


David Ortiz returns to Red Sox lineup on Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) As John Farrell indicated earlier in the day, Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is set to start Wednesday in Toronto. He had been sidelined since hurting his foot Sunday.

Ortiz is seeking to pick up where he left off - on a 17-for-33 tear in which he slugged four home runs and drove in nine.


David Ortiz unable to return Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Blue Jays, as he continues to deal with a foot injury. He remains day to day moving forward, and has now missed two straight games as a result of the injury. 

David Ortiz hoping to return Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is hoping to return to action Tuesday, according to the Boston Globe

Ortiz was not in the team's starting lineup Monday due to a foot injury. The injury is not thought to be serious and Ortiz will attempt to return Tuesday. Ortiz is hitting .265/.362/.524 over 445 at-bats. 


David Ortiz a no-go for Monday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz was not in the starting lineup for Monday's contest against Toronto, the team announced. Ortiz left Sunday with a bruised foot. He owns a .265/.362/.524 line with 30 home runs and 93 RBI in 445 at-bats.

David Ortiz exits game with bruised foot


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz was removed from Sunday's game in the sixth inning with a right foot contusion, WEEI.com reports.

Ortiz could be seen limping around first base after a sixth-inning single and was removed for a pinch runner. He fouled a ball off the foot earlier in the game. Ortiz went 1 for 3 with a walk before coming out Sunday, and he owns a .265/.362/.524 line with 30 home runs and 93 RBI in 445 at-bats.


David Ortiz back in lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners.

Ortiz was knocked out of Saturday's game when he sustained a bruised elbow after getting hit by a pitch. He has hit .265/.361/.525 with 30 home runs and 93 RBI in 442 at-bats.


David Ortiz knocked out of Saturday game after HBP


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) A bruised left elbow sustained on a hit-by-pitch Saturday from Rays pitcher Charlie Furbush has knocked Red Sox slugger David Ortiz out of the game.

Ortiz had remained active after getting hit.


David Ortiz returns to lineup after day off


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is back in the lineup Friday against the Mariners, after missing the team's previous game with soreness. He is in his usual spot, batting third and serving as the DH for the start of a weekend series. 

Red Sox missing punch in middle of lineup Thursday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2014) The Red Sox will be without designated hitter David Ortiz (soreness), third baseman Will Middlebrooks (hamstring) and first baseman Mike Napoli (back) for Thursday's game against the Angels, as all three are out of the starting lineup. They remain day to day collectively moving forward. 

David Ortiz removed Wednesday due to general soreness


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz was removed from Wednesday's game due to general soreness, according to the Providence Journal.

Ortiz had a productive outing, singling three times and hitting his 30th home run. He was replaced by Alex Hassan in the bottom of the ninth. The issue doesn't sound all that serious, and there's a chance Ortiz will return to action soon.