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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%: 99/93 | Average Draft Position: 69.85
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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.


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.