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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%: 99/89 | Average Draft Position: 69.85
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David Ortiz clubs two home runs Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12:23 am ET) 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.


David Ortiz belts his 29th home run Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz clubbed his 29th home run Tuesday against the Angels. 

Ortiz struck in the first inning. Ortiz worked a five-pitch at-bat from Jered Weaver, taking an 80 mph changeup out to left for the solo shot. He would later single during the contest. Ortiz finished 2 for 3, with one run scored and one RBI. 


David Ortiz goes deep twice Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz went yard twice against the Astros. 

Ortiz struck in the third and fifth innings. There was a man on base for both at-bats, giving Ortiz four RBI before the sixth inning. He added to that total later in the game, driving in two more on a double. He finished 3 for 5, with two runs scored and six RBI. 


David Ortiz starting at first in Cincinnati


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is in the lineup at first base for just the fourth time all season Wednesday against the Reds. Ortiz has only seen the field in National League parks this season, starting four of six games on the road during interleague play. 

David Ortiz a no-go for Wednesday clash in St. Louis


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) A matchup in a National League park will keep Red Sox slugger David Ortiz on the bench Wednesday night. The designated hitter is set to sit in St. Louis.

His loss could certainly be felt. Ortiz has two three-run homers in the last seven games and is destined for his eighth 100-RBI season.


David Ortiz launches 26th home run Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/4/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz went 1 for 2 with a walk, a home run and three RBI in his team's 8-7 loss to the Yankees Sunday.

Ortiz drove in the first run of the game on a sacrifice fly in the first inning, and he added a two-run home run in the fourth to put his team up 7-4. The Yankees managed to score four runs in the fifth and sixth to take the lead for good. Ortiz has hit .252/.344/.504 with 26 home runs and 82 RBI in 393 at-bats.


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.