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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%: 99/95 | Average Draft Position: 69.65
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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.


David Ortiz will get playing time at 1B during Atlanta series


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) Red Sox manager John Farrell said DH David Ortiz will play at first base during a two-game series at Atlanta, which starts Monday. The Red Sox placed first baseman Mike Napoli on the disabled list Sunday with a finger sprain, but Mike Carp is expected to see most of the playing time at first base in Napoli's absence.

David Ortiz back in the lineup


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, who's been dealing with a calf problem, was back in the lineup Sunday against the Rays. Ortiz grounded out as a pinch-hitter Saturday.

David Ortiz grounds out in pinch-hit appearance Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz was not in the starting lineup Saturday while dealing with an injured calf, but he was able to pinch hit in the 10th inning and grounded out in his team's 6-5 loss to the Rays.

It was planned that Ortiz would take Saturday off before the calf issue came up, and the fact that he was able to pinch hit makes it seem the injury is minor in nature. He has hit .275/.372/.515 with 11 home runs and 25 RBI in 171 at-bats.


John Farrell explains unusual batting order


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2014) John Farrell defended his scrambled lineup Friday for his Red Sox team that owns the longest losing streak in baseball at seven games.

The starting nine features Brock Holt and Xander Bogaerts in the first two spots with Dustin Pedroia batting third and David Ortiz fourth.

"(I'm) looking for added length," he told the team website. "We haven't been able to gain continuity."

Farrell also cited quality at-bats from Holt and Bogaerts recently. The former has five hits in his last nine at-bats while the latter has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games to raise his batting average from .252 to .282.


David Ortiz blasts two more home runs Wednesday vs. Twins


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz went 3 for 5 with a double and two solo home runs in his team's 9-4 win over the Twins Wednesday.

Ortiz also had two home runs Tuesday against the same team, making him a stunning 7 of 10 with four home runs, six RBI and five runs over the last two games. His overall numbers have risen quickly with the power outburst, and Ortiz is now hitting .298/.390/.589 with 11 home runs and 25 RBI in 141 at-bats.


David Ortiz homers twice in four-hit performance Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz was the catalyst on offense Tuesday, going 4 for 5 with two home runs and four RBI but watching his team fall to the Twins, 8-6.

Ortiz jumped out of the gates with a solo home run in the first inning before collecting another solo home run in the fourth. He then notched RBI singles in the sixth and seventh innings to complete the huge performance. Ortiz has hit .287/.384/.537 with nine home runs and 23 RBI in 136 at-bats, but he's 12 for 24 with three home runs over his last six games.


David Ortiz knocks seventh home run vs. Rangers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz went 2 for 4 with a double and a home run in his team's 8-3 win over the Rangers Tuesday.

Ortiz smacked a solo home run in the third and scored another run in the fourth as he delivered his third multihit performance in his last four games. He has hit .266/.367/.484 with seven home runs and 19 RBI in 128 at-bats.


David Ortiz goes yard Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2014) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz clubbed a home run Saturday against the Athletics.

Ortiz collected just one hit during the game, but made it count. Ortiz led off the bottom of the third inning with a solo shot off a Tommy Milone changeup. He fouled the first two pitches off, but was able to get all of the third offering from Milone. Ortiz had previously walked during the game.

He finished 1 for 3, with two runs and one RBI. He's hit six home runs. 


Shane Victorino, David Ortiz sitting out


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2014) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino and designated hitter David Ortiz are not in Sunday's lineup against the Blue Jays. Both are getting a routine day off.