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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: 19 | Salary: $14,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 98/90 | Average Draft Position: 95.10
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Red Sox DH David Ortiz now five homers away from 500


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/31/2015) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz continued his march towards 500 on Monday, when he cranked out his 495th-career home run (and 29th of the season).

Ortiz's home run gave the Red Sox a 3-2 lead over the Yankees, and they would go on to win 4-3. Ortiz has now homered in back-to-back games and in three of his last four. 


Red Sox's David Ortiz returns to lineup Sunday; Hanley Ramirez out


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/30/2015) The Red Sox will start David Ortiz at first base for Sunday's game at the New York Mets, reports the Providence Journal. Ortiz will also bat fourth after not starting Saturday's game because of tightness in his left heel.

Meanwhile, outfielder Hanley Ramirez will not start for the third straight game because of fatigue in his right shoulder. Ramirez is hitting .249 with 19 home runs and 53 RBI in 401 at-bats.


Red Sox DH David Ortiz has tight heel, likely to sit Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/29/2015) Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was lifted from Friday's game against the Mets in the bottom of the eighth inning due to tightness in his left heel. Ortiz left his mark before leaving the game, as he went 2 for 3 with his 27th home run of the season in the 6-4 victory.

Ortiz is unlikely to play on Saturday, and his status for the series-finale on Sunday is still in question.


David Ortiz hits in 10th straight game for Red Sox


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2015) Red Sox DH David Ortiz went 2 for 4 in Tuesday's win over Cleveland.

Ortiz doubled twice, drove in a run, scored once and walked once. The performance extended his hitting streak to 10 games. He's hitting .500 (19 for 38) over the streak.


Red Sox DH David Ortiz extends hitting streak to seven games


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/15/2015) Red Sox desiganted hitter David Ortiz extended his hitting streak to seven games during Saturday's win over the Mariners.

Ortiz went 3 for 3 with a double and three RBI. Over the span of his hitting streak, Ortiz is batting .576 with 15 hits, three doubles, four home runs and 12 RBI.


Red Sox 1B David Ortiz homers twice in Wednesday's loss


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2015) Two home runs by first baseman David Ortiz were not enough for the Red Sox during the 14-6 loss to the Marlins on Wedneday.

Oritz hit a solo home run off Adam Conley in the second inning for his first homer of the game and later connected off Chris Narveson for a two-run shot in the seventh. He finished the game 3 for 3 with three RBI and one walk.

Prior to his three-hit game Wednesday, Oritz was hitting .325 with three home runs and nine RBI in his last 11 games.


David Ortiz plans to return to Red Sox next season


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2015) With his $10 million vesting option kicking in Saturday, Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz said he will return to the team next season, reports ESPN.com.

"It means I'm going to be here next year," Ortiz said. "Nothing different. When I signed this contract, I think as you're getting older you've got to earn things. Different than just getting away with things when you are younger."

Ortiz is hitting .241 with 22 home runs and 62 RBI in 100 games this season and said he was worth the option.

"We agreed on that," he said. "I think I earned it, and [will] come back next year."


Red Sox's David Ortiz closing in on $10M vesting option: 'I earned it'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2015) With 415 plate appearances through 98 games, Red Sox veteran DH David Ortiz is 10 plate appearances shy of having his $10 million team option for 2016 vest. Even though the 39-year-old Ortiz has had an uneven season, it sounds as though he intends to be back in 2016.

"I earned it," he said firmly after hitting his 21st home run during Wednesday's 2-1 win against the Yankees, per WEEI.com. "That's why I'm playing next year. Because I earned it.

"That's the way we pretty much agreed to do things. You know me, I get greedy when it comes down to performance. I want to put up numbers. I agreed to do it that way, because if I don't put up numbers, what would be the reason to continue playing?"

Ortiz has enjoyed a nice surge in recent weeks following a slow start. After batting .219 with six home runs in his first 52 games, he is is batting .273 with 15 home runs in his past 46 games.

"I'm confident in myself, because I have put a lot of dedication into it," Ortiz said. "I try to stay in good shape. It's all up in your mind. That's what I say. If you take care of yourself and do what you have to do, you can play at the age of 50. Just ask Julio Franco."


Red Sox DH David Ortiz slugs solo home run in win Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/5/2015) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz gave his club the insurance run they would need, as he belted a solo home run in the fourth inning of Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Yankees. The home run was the only hit of the night for Ortiz.

It was Ortiz' 21st home run of the year. He is hitting .324 with four home runs and 13 RBI over his past 10 games. 


Red Sox DH David Ortiz goes 3-for-3 in victory


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/30/2015) David Ortiz has not hit well against left-handed pitching this year, but he delivered a strong performance against White Sox ace Chris Sale in the Red Sox's 8-2 win on Thursday. 

Ortiz was 3-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs to pace Boston's offensive attack. He drove in a run with a first-inning double and added another on a fifth-inning single, both of which came off Sale. The veteran DH now has 58 RBIs on the season. 

Ortiz entered the game hitting just .162 with 12 RBIs off left-handed pitchers this season. 


Red Sox DH David Ortiz explodes for seven RBI in Sunday win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2015) One night after taking the verbal wrath of John Farrell for lack of hustle, Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz spent much of Sunday evening trotting around the bases.

Ortiz slammed two home runs and drove in a career-high seven to key a rout of Detroit. He pounded three-run blasts in the fifth and seventh innings.

That wasn't all. He also singled twice, driving in a run with one of them in the sixth, and scored three runs.

He has nine RBI over the last three games and 19 homers on the season. He has also peaked on the season with a .468 slugging percentage.


Farrell calls out Red Sox DH David Ortiz for lack of hustle


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2015) John Farrell has criticized Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz for not hustling to first base on a comebacker in the sixth inning of a Saturday defeat to Detroit.

"You're looking for consistent effort all the way down the line," Farrell told the Boston Herald. "That wasn't the case."

The ball was misplayed by Tigers pitcher Alfredo Simon, making Ortiz look bad when he was thrown out.


Red Sox DH David Ortiz set to sit Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2015) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is set to sit Friday against visiting Detroit. It is a scheduled day off, per the Boston Herald.

Ortiz is 10-for-29 with two home runs lifetime against scheduled Tigers starter Justin Verlander and has had five two-hit efforts in his last 10 games overall.


Red Sox DH David Ortiz homers, doubles in loss on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/24/2015) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz had a nice night at the plate in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Astros. Ortiz hit an RBI double in the first inning, and then belted a solo home run--his 17th of the year--in the eighth inning.

The two-hit performance gives Ortiz a .297 batting average over his last 10 games. He has three home runs and six RBI over that stretch.


Red Sox DH David Ortiz hits 16th home run of the season


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/21/2015) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz went 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBI in Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader against the Angels.

Overall, Ortiz went 3 for 8 with three strikeouts in the two games.


Red Sox DH David Ortiz returns to the lineup on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/17/2015) Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is indeed back in the lineup for Friday's contest against the Angels. Ortiz will serve as the designated hitter and bat third in the order.

Ortiz was forced to miss the final game of the first half with an illness, but he reported improvement over the All-Star break. 


Red Sox's David Ortiz is feeling healthy, will return to DH role


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/16/2015) David Ortiz will return to the designated hitter role once the Red Sox resume play after the All-Star break, per the Boston Herald.

Ortiz missed the last game before the All-Star break because of issues with upper respiratory symptoms, but it was rumored that he could have missed the game because he was scheduled to play at first base that day, a position he has come on the record saying he doesn't prefer to play on a regular basis.

“Do you think I want to miss a big game against the Yankees? I have actually played games sick, but not that sick,” Ortiz said Thursday, per WEEI.com. “I was pretty bad that day. Pretty bad. I started feeling better the next day.

“It was just one of those flus there was nothing you could do about it. You just have to deal with it.”

Ortiz is hitting .231 with 15 home runs and 43 RBI in 294 at-bats this season.


Red Sox's Larry Lucchino fires back at media, backs David Ortiz


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/16/2015) After Red Sox DH David Ortiz missed the last game before the All-Star break due to upper respiratory symptoms, there was some chatter among the media as the true cause for Ortiz's absence since it was a day he was likely to play first base, which the veteran slugger has said he doesn't prefer to do on a regular basis.

Well, one person who was not happy with what was being discussed in the media regarding the situation was Red Sox president/CEO Larry Lucchino, who came to Ortiz's defense.

“I think it’s a tempest in a teapot. I think it’s ridiculous to be questioning David Ortiz‘s integrity and commitment to this team,” he told WEEI on Thursday. “He’s not only earned that respect over the years, he’s also a team leader. I think it’s ludicrous for the sports media to jump to those negative conclusions.

“He said he didn’t want to play first with great regularity. He didn’t say not that he didn’t want to, not that he didn’t think his body would hold up if that were required -- he did go out there for a couple of games at first base when we needed him.”


David Ortiz not in Red Sox lineup due to illness


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2015) Red Sox DH David Ortiz isn't in the starting lineup for Sunday's game. Ortiz is reportedly battling an "upper respiratory" problem. 

Left fielder Hanley Ramirez moves to DH to replace Ortiz, and Alejandro De Aza will replace him in left. 


Red Sox 1B David Ortiz slams 15th home run of season


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/8/2015) Red Sox first baseman David Ortiz hit his 15th home run of the season during his team's 6-3 win over the Marlins on Wednesday.

Ortiz went 2 for 4 with a double, a home run and two RBI. He hit a two-run blast off Marlins pitcher Tom Koehler in the third inning.

With the multi-hit performance, Ortiz snapped a 0-for-8 streak at the plate during the three games before Wednesday.


Red Sox's David Ortiz would rather not play at first base


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2015) Red Sox DH David Ortiz started at first base Wednesday against the Marlins for the second time in three games and the fifth time this season.

His first three starts at first base came in NL parks and the last two have been at home. Ortiz, who is usually starting at DH, hopes the recent trend of starting at first base in AL parks does not continue.

“To play defense you have to prepare yourself," he said, per WEEI.com. "I don’t know how this is going to go. I don’t know how this is going to play out. Tomorrow we have a day off and I agreed to play first base today. But if they plan on putting me out there more I have to sit down and talk to them about it because I don’t want to be playing out there, not being prepared to play out there, and now all of a sudden I end up getting injured and I lose it all. I have to sit down and talk to them to see what their plan is and go from there because I’m not a first baseman overall.”


Red Sox start David Ortiz at first base Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2015) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz will receive a rare start at first base during Sunday's game against the Astros, reports NESN.

Ortiz will play first base and bat fourth during Sunday's contest. Over his last 12 games, Ortiz is hitting .200 with four home runs and 10 RBI.

The Red Sox are favored (-110) over the Astros on Sunday.


David Ortiz drives in two runs for Red Sox


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2015) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz went 2 for 3 with two walks in Friday's loss to Houston. 

Ortiz doubled, his 13th of the year and drove in two runs. Ortiz has five RBI in the last two games. He's hit in his last four. 

Ortiz hit his first double since June 6. He's hit eight home runs since then. 


Red Sox DH David Ortiz blasts three-run home run on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/2/2015) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz went 1 for 5 in Thursday's 12-6 win over the Blue Jays. The one hit was a three-run home run, his 14th dinger of the season. The blast got the scoring started for the Red Sox, who put up an eight-run first inning on Thursday.

Ortiz has now homered eight times in his last 21 games. Despite the power surge, Ortiz is still batting just .179 over his last 10 contests.


David Ortiz homers for second time in three days for Red Sox


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2015) Red Sox DH David Ortiz hit a home run for the second time in three days in Tuesday's win over Toronto. 

Ortiz hit his 13th homer of the year and fourth in the last nine games. Four of his last seven hits have been home runs. 

Ortiz went 1 for 4 and drove in his 36th run.