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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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  • Rock Cats Start Season With Their Own 'Baby Papi'

    NEW BRITAIN — Kennys Vargas has drawn comparisons to Red Sox designated hitter and former Rock Cat David Ortiz not just for his physical presence, but for his personality as well. The 6-foot-5, 270-pound first baseman is friendly and outgoing...
  • Opening Day is magic for fans as weather breaks and Orioles win

    Opening Day is magic for fans as weather breaks and Orioles win
    Two hours before Chris Tillman's first pitch, as the sun poured healing rays onto Eutaw Street and thousands of orange-and-black-clad fans flooded toward the turnstiles, a man in a Brooks Robinson jersey leaned against the No. 5 Hall of Fame sculpture...
  • Obama honors Red Sox at White House

    Obama honors Red Sox at White House
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Boston Red Sox were honored for their World Series championship by President Barack Obama on Tuesday at the White House. "I thought I invited the Red Sox here today, but there must be a mistake because I don't recognize all...
  • Nelson Cruz hits solo home run in 7th to lift Orioles to 2-1 win over Red Sox on Opening Day

    Nelson Cruz hits solo home run in 7th to lift Orioles to 2-1 win over Red Sox on Opening Day
    The path that brought Nelson Cruz to the orange carpet for Opening Day introductions at Camden Yards on Monday afternoon wasn’t the one he imagined months ago when he became a free agent. But if there was any doubt in his mind whether he landed in...
  • Orioles closer Tommy Hunter recovers to 'earn' save vs. the Red Sox

    Orioles closer Tommy Hunter recovers to 'earn' save vs. the Red Sox
    Eventually, new Orioles closer Tommy Hunter was going to get a big-boy, pressure-cooker, no-margin-for-error save opportunity — that's what happens when you pitch the ninth inning in the major leagues. He got it out of the way quickly, allowing...
  • Some firsts for the Orioles' 2014 regular-season opener at Camden Yards

    Some firsts for the Orioles' 2014 regular-season opener at Camden Yards
    The first pitch of the 2014 baseball season came at 3:14 p.m., an 89 mph strike from Chris Tillman to Daniel Nava. The first out recorded was a grounder by Nava to Tillman, who threw to Orioles first baseman Chris Davis. The next Boston batter, second...
  • American League baseball preview

    American League baseball preview
    Team outlooks are listed in predicted order of finish. Lineups and rotations are projections. EAST DIVISION 1 l Tampa Bay 2013 l 92-71, second place Last year in playoffs l 2013 Tampa's young rotation — average age: 25 — may prove to...
  • Indians' million dollar men, Michael Bourn and Nick Swisher, take new approaches for 2014

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. Michael Bourn didn't come to spring training with a list of statistics he wanted to improve from his first season with the Indians. Instead, the 31-year-old center fielder decided to concentrate on the little things, like improving his...
  • Brian Matusz throws two scoreless innings in first exhibition start

    Brian Matusz throws two scoreless innings in first exhibition start
    FORT MYERS, Fla. – Left-hander Brian Matusz pitched two scoreless innings in his first start of the exhibition season, but the Orioles suffered their first loss in three Grapefruit League games, 8-6, to the Boston Red Sox at JetBlue Stadium....
  • Orioles 3B Manny Machado says he's running bases at 70 to 80 percent effort

    Orioles 3B Manny Machado says he's running bases at 70 to 80 percent effort
    SARASOTA, Fla. — Since Manny Machado's freak knee injury occurred last September under one of the most routine circumstances — his left knee buckled when his foot landed awkwardly as he rounded first base —the 21-year-old couldn't help...
  • Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman sees a bright future with his new glasses

    Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman sees a bright future with his new glasses
    FORT MYERS, Fla. — Kevin Gausman likes his new look. After he debuted a new pair of prescription glasses and mowed down a representative Boston Red Sox lineup Saturday night at JetBlue Park, the 23-year-old right hander joked that wearing his new...