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David Ortiz

David Ortiz
David Ortiz is the designated hitter for the MLB's Boston Red Sox. Prior to joining the Red Sox in 2003, Ortiz played for the Minnesota Twins and Seattle Mariners. Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Ortiz began his Major League Baseball career in 1992, and has since won two World Series, played in 4 All-Star games, and tops the majors with 177 homers and 541 RBI since 2004. In 2007, Ortiz released his autobiography, "Big Papi: My Story of Big Dreams and Big Hits," which reached the New York Times Bestseller list. He is the spokesman for Reebok, Sharp, Vitamin Water, and XM Satellite Radio. Ortiz and his wife, Jessica, have three children, and currently reside in Weston, Mass. (Photo... Show more »
David Ortiz is the designated hitter for the MLB's Boston Red Sox. Prior to joining the Red Sox in 2003, Ortiz played for the Minnesota Twins and Seattle Mariners. Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Ortiz began his Major League Baseball career in 1992, and has since won two World Series, played in 4 All-Star games, and tops the majors with 177 homers and 541 RBI since 2004. In 2007, Ortiz released his autobiography, "Big Papi: My Story of Big Dreams and Big Hits," which reached the New York Times Bestseller list. He is the spokesman for Reebok, Sharp, Vitamin Water, and XM Satellite Radio. Ortiz and his wife, Jessica, have three children, and currently reside in Weston, Mass. (Photo AP) « Show less

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  • For Orioles slugger Nelson Cruz, a journey back and a new beginning

    For Orioles slugger Nelson Cruz, a journey back and a new beginning
    ARLINGTON, Texas — From the first time Nelson Cruz stepped into the batter’s box at Camden Yards this season, he has heard that unmistakable sound from the home crowd — the long, steady chant of his last name. With the success he has...
  • Nelson Cruz passes David Ortiz for lead at DH in AL All-Star voting

    Nelson Cruz passes David Ortiz for lead at DH in AL All-Star voting
    Nelson Cruz has hit eight home runs in his past 13 games, and All-Star voters have taken notice. The Orioles designated hitter has passed David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox as the top All-Star Game vote-getter at his position in the American League,...
  • Orioles' Nelson Cruz named American League Player of the Week

    Orioles' Nelson Cruz named American League Player of the Week
    Orioles outfielder-designated hitter Nelson Cruz has been named American League Player of the Week, Major League Baseball announced Monday afternoon. In seven games last week, Cruz batted .476 with four home runs and eight RBIs. In that span, he had a...
  • Boston's David Ortiz says he's at war with Tampa Bay's David Price

    "It's a war. It's on. Next time he hits me he better bring the gloves." — David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox designated hitter, after Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price hit him with a pitch Friday. Ortiz said he thought the two players had resolved their...
  • Matt Wieters leads AL catchers in All-Star voting; Nelson Cruz second at DH

    Matt Wieters leads AL catchers in All-Star voting; Nelson Cruz second at DH
    Despite being limited to just 26 games because of a strained right elbow that has prevented him from playing since May 10, the Orioles' Matt Wieters leads all American League catchers in All-Star voting, according to results released Tuesday for the first...
  • UConn's Shabazz Napier Throws Out First Pitch At Fenway

    UConn's Shabazz Napier Throws Out First Pitch At Fenway
    BOSTON – There were a lot of champions at Fenway Park on Tuesday. And if there is one thing one champion can appreciate, it's another. "Attitude, man, attitude," said David Ortiz, the Red Sox's World Series MVP and legendary clutch performer....
  • Ellsbury Gets Booed, But Guess Who Won?

    Ellsbury Gets Booed, But Guess Who Won?
    BOSTON — The signs were there. Oh, the signs were there: "$Ell$bury" and "Sellout" and some others. C'mon, this is Boston. Did anybody with half a brain really believe that Jacoby Ellsbury would be greeted with thunderous adoration when he stepped...
  • Angels' Albert Pujols has restless night after hitting 500th homer

    WASHINGTON -- Albert Pujols was so wired -- and so busy talking and texting friends around baseball -- after hitting his 500th career home run Tuesday night that the Angels slugger didn’t get to sleep until about 4 a.m. and managed only three or...
  • Will Mike Trout replace Derek Jeter as the face of baseball?

    The Derek Jeter Farewell Tour stops in Anaheim on Monday, 18 years after the celebrated shortstop played his first game there, so long ago that the home team had Jim Abbott on the mound, Rex Hudler in center field and California Angels as its name. On...
  • Although he has passed test so far, Orioles closer Tommy Hunter strives to be better

    Although he has passed test so far, Orioles closer Tommy Hunter strives to be better
    Before long, whether through a rising price tag or poor performance, a baseball team will eventually move to its next closer. The former is how Tommy Hunter replaced Jim Johnson at the back of the Orioles bullpen this year, but not before Johnson...
  • The Times' baseball rankings

    Kevin Baxter ranks the 30 teams. Last week's ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday: 1. DETROIT: Tigers starters have given up more than three runs in a game only twice since April 18 (1) 2. OAKLAND: Athletics have outscored opponents...