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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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  • Which MLB player did not deserve to make the All-Star Game and which player should have made it?

     
    Writers from around the Tribune Co. discuss the MLB All-Star Game rosters. Check back for more responses throughout the day and feel free to leave a comment of your own. Juan C. Rodriguez, South Florida Sun Sentinel Among the biggest......
  • Matt Kemp will bat third for NL All-Stars

     
    The Dodgers' Matt Kemp will bat third for the National League and play center field in Tuesday's All-Star game at Chase Field in Phoenix, meaning he'll once again be facing the Angels' Jered Weaver in the first inning. Weaver will......
  • Which two teams will play in the World Series? [Poll]

     
    With less than two months left before Major League Baseball's postseason, writers from around the Tribune Co. wonder which teams will represent the American League and National League in the World Series. Readers are encouraged to take part in the...
  • Baseball: Boston Red Sox call up El Camino Real's Ryan Lavarnway

     
    It's been a nice month for former Southern California players to make their major league debuts. Crenshaw's Trayvon Robinson had a home run and a home run-saving catch in his first few games with the Seattle Mariners. And now former......
  • Bill Plaschke: Baseball has its greatest regular-season finish

     
    Red Sox are biggest losers, baseball the biggest winner...
  • Report: Terry Francona is out as Boston Red Sox manager

     
    Terry Francona met with Boston Red Sox management on Friday to discuss his future as manager, but the team said a decision has not been reached. Despite the statement, Francona told staff members on Thursday that he will not be returning as manager, a...
  • Where and when will Terry Francona manage next? [Updated]

     
    Writers from around the Tribune Co. discuss the future of Terry Francona, who stepped down last week after eight seasons and two World Series titles as manager of the Boston Red Sox....
  • David Ortiz: Could he become a Yankee?

     
    David Ortiz: Could Red Sox's David Ortiz become a Yankee?...
  • MLB Commissioner Bud Selig mum on McCourt case

     
    Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig declined to say Thursday whether he believes Jamie McCourt’s decision to relinquish full control of the Dodgers to her former husband Frank would speed resolution of a dispute that saw Selig take control of the...
  • Youkilis, Martinez out of Red Sox lineup; Kotchman to start at first base

     
    For the second straight night, an ex-Angel will be playing first base for the opponent. Monday night in New York, it was Mark Teixeira, who had three hits, including a two-run triple and a double, to key the Yankees' 5-3......
  • First round preview

     
    So here we are again, late in the season with the dreaded Red Sox hovering. It seems clear now, barring a complete collapse in the final 19 games, that the Angels' three-game series in Boston that begins tonight will be......