The Boston Red Sox issued this response to the announcement by David Ortiz that the 2016 season will be his last:
DAVID ORTIZ ANNOUNCES
UPCOMING 2016 SEASON WILL BE HIS LAST
Nine-time All-Star to retire after 20th major league season, 14th with Red Sox
BOSTON, MA—Red Sox slugger David Ortiz announced today, his 40th birthday, that the upcoming season will be his last as a Major League Baseball player. A nine-time All-Star and three-time World Champion with Boston, “Big Papi” will play his 20th and final season in 2016,...