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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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  • On The Fly: More (Mostly) Love For Jeter

    Derek Jeter (who else?) is on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week. ... "I watch [Jeter] doing things and I learn, and I'm pretty sure a lot of other players learn from him." The speaker, David Ortiz of the Red Sox, to longtime WFAN reporter Sweeny...
  • 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...
  • Family ties infuse all-area baseball Player of Year with big-league feel

    Family ties infuse all-area baseball Player of Year with  big-league feel
    Olympia's Nick Gordon grew up swinging for the fences at some of baseball's most iconic ballparks. From the time he was 6, he stood in the outfield at Wrigley Field, Fenway Park and Yankee Stadium, among other parks, and hit home runs. To him, they were...
  • Boston's David Ortiz says he's at war with Tampa Bay's David Price

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cubs' Jeff Samardzija doesn't understand pitch-count concern

    Cubs' Jeff Samardzija doesn't understand pitch-count concern
    A look at what a few major leaguers had to say this week: "This is an on-field issue for uniformed personnel. That's all there is to it. I'm a grown man. I'm 29. I'm not a prospect or 22. I feel good, and I'm grown up enough and responsible enough to...
  • Angels' Albert Pujols prefers playing the field

    Angels' Albert Pujols prefers playing the field
    Albert Pujols played first base Thursday, just the way he and the Angels like it. Pujols got one hit, and he was robbed of another. In the field, he ranged far to his right and made a diving stop to keep a single within the infield. He also got the...
  • After Ubaldo Jimenez's shaky start, Nelson Cruz stars in Orioles' 7-4, comeback victory vs. Boston

    After Ubaldo Jimenez's shaky start, Nelson Cruz stars in Orioles' 7-4, comeback victory vs. Boston
    BOSTON — Midway through the nightcap of their twin bill against the Red Sox on Saturday, the Orioles were in danger of dropping the doubleheader and losing their hold on first place in the American League East. But after a 7-4 win over the Red Sox...
  • Buck Showalter responds Sunday to John Lackey's comments about Nelson Cruz

    Buck Showalter responds Sunday to John Lackey's comments about Nelson Cruz
    BOSTON -- A day after Boston Red Sox right-hander John Lackey made pointed remarks about Orioles slugger Nelson Cruz, Orioles manager Buck Showalter tactically fired back at the Red Sox before Sunday’s series finale at Fenway Park. Asked about...