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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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  • Phillies' Ryan Howard refuses to adjust approach at the plate to combat shifts

    Phillies' Ryan Howard refuses to adjust approach at the plate to combat shifts
    CLEARWATER, Fla. — Ryan Howard has heard the suggestions from commentators and fans who say he should drop down bunts or poke the ball into left field a few times to defeat the shift. The long ball made him one of baseball's top players, a...
  • Coplay company helps major league teams set defensive alignment

    Coplay company helps major league teams set defensive alignment
    Twentysomethings sit in rows inside a two-story, red brick building in the small town of Coplay. Using a keyboard and a pair of screens, the video scouts each note 700,000 pitches and 130,000 batted balls in the major leagues each year, night after...
  • 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...
  • LEADING OFF: Hurry up, it's opening day! Aces and A-Rod, too

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ___ SPEED IT UP Major League Baseball's new pace of play rules are in effect. We'll see whether Red Sox slugger David Ortiz can stick in the batter's box when Boston visits Philadelphia....
  • Managerial wheels will be spinning with Joe Maddon and the Cubs

     Managerial wheels will be spinning with Joe Maddon and the Cubs
    This is definitely not your average Joe. When Joe Maddon takes the top step of the Cubs' dugout at Wrigley Field this season, fans will be seeing a different kind of manager than the ones they have watched in the past. Maddon uses shifts more often...
  • Hamels Set To Face Red Sox, Not Join Them

    Hamels Set To Face Red Sox, Not Join Them
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cole Hamels will still be wearing red pinstripes and pitching for the Philadelphia Phillies against Pablo Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez and the Boston Red Sox on opening day. Not the other way around. The ace lefty has been on the...
  • Cole Hamels set to face Red Sox, not join them

    Cole Hamels set to face Red Sox, not join them
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cole Hamels will still be wearing red pinstripes and pitching for the Philadelphia Phillies against Pablo Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez and the Boston Red Sox on Opening day. Not the other way around. The ace left-hander has...