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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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  • Openers: A-Rod cheered, rain delay booed, Big Papi stays put

    Alex Rodriguez got cheered at Yankee Stadium, a rain delay got booed in Miami, and David Ortiz got a quick introduction to baseball's new speed-up rules. It was opening day all across the majors Monday, and pitchers were in command early. Oakland right-...
  • New clocks not noticed much on first full day of MLB season

    What clock? The new digital timers tracking between-inning breaks and pitching changes did not appear to be noticed much on Monday, the first full day of Major League Baseball's renewed effort to speed the pace of games. "I've never had a problem with...
  • Ramirez, Pedroia 2 Home Runs Each As Buchholz, Red Sox Top Phils

    Ramirez, Pedroia 2 Home Runs Each As Buchholz, Red Sox Top Phils
    Boston newcomer Hanley Ramirez and Dustin Pedroia each hit two home runs, Clay Buchholz threw three-hit ball over seven innings and the Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-0 in an interleague opener Monday. Buchholz (1-0) showed the Red Sox they...
  • Ortiz adheres to pace of play rules, strikes out in 1st AB

    Boston slugger David Ortiz kept both feet in the batter's box for all three pitches while striking out in his first at-bat since baseball adopted new pace of play rules. Ortiz fouled off the first pitch, took a strike and went down on a semi-swing...
  • Play ball! Kershaw, Trout, Bumgarner all set for opening day

    No team lost more games in spring training than the champion San Francisco Giants, hardly any pitcher struggled more than World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner. So what? Throw out those stats — it's time to play ball for real. Come Monday, Clayton...
  • The Big Shift: Infields spin in response to data explosion

    Twentysomethings sit in rows inside a two-story, red brick building in an Allentown suburb that Norman Rockwell could have painted. Using a keyboard and a pair of screens each, the video scouts note every one of the 700,000 pitches and 130,000 batted...
  • Brian Matusz turns in another strong start in Orioles' win over Red Sox

    Brian Matusz turns in another strong start in Orioles' win over Red Sox
    Orioles lefty Brian Matusz has heard the rumors that he is on the trading block — and he knew that a good showing as a starter against a tough Boston Red Sox lineup on Friday afternoon may further that speculation. It’s not a distraction, he...
  • Mets May Lose Wheeler To Elbow Injury

    Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has a torn elbow ligament, a blow to a team hoping to compete for the playoffs following Matt Harvey's return from Tommy John surgery. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Wheeler has a complete tear, all but guaranteeing...
  • Joe Torre stops by Orioles training camp, says speed-up plan going well

    Major League Baseball executive vice president Joe Torre stopped by Ed Smith Stadium on Saturday and visited behind the batting cage with Orioles manager Buck Showalter, the man he replaced when he became manager of the New York Yankees after the 1995...
  • Daniel Robertson hopes to get Angels reserve outfield job through hard work

    Daniel Robertson hopes to get Angels reserve outfield job through hard work
    If Daniel Robertson doesn't win a reserve outfield job with the Angels this spring, it won't be for lack of attitude, energy or effort. Robertson grew up in a La Puente mobile home, "but it was a double-wide, a big one," he said. His parents divorced...
  • On The Fly: Yanks Lose Chris Capuano At Least A Month

    On The Fly: Yanks Lose Chris Capuano At Least A Month
    Pitching woes already: It looks like Chris Capuano, who was the top candidate to be the Yankees' fifth starter, will miss at least the first month of the season (quadriceps strain). Meanwhile, if you're a Red Sox fan, "Ortiz, Sandoval homer, Red Sox win"...