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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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  • 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....
  • Pitcher Homer Bailey, Reds agree to six-year, $105-million deal

    Starter Homer Bailey agreed to a six-year, $105-million deal on Wednesday that avoids arbitration and will help the Cincinnati Reds with their cash flow by temporarily deferring some of the salary. The deal includes a $25 million mutual option for...
  • David Ortiz prepared to leave Red Sox after this season if necessary

    David Ortiz prepared to leave Red Sox after this season if necessary
    David Ortiz indicated Sunday night that he wouldn't hesitate to walk away from the Boston Red Sox after this season if he doesn't get the contract extension he is seeking. The reigning World Series MVP told a Boston TV station that he wants to play at...
  • In the year of '42,' a World Series with one African American player

    ST. LOUIS -- In the year that the movie "42" dramatized the story of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier, the number of African Americans playing in the World Series is the same as the number playing in the major leagues when Robinson made...
  • Red Sox finish off Cardinals in World Series

    Red Sox finish off Cardinals in World Series
    BOSTON — At the end of the fourth inning Wednesday night, the Boston Police Department issued a statement reporting that the bars in the Kenmore Square area were filled and telling people without game tickets to leave the area. The sense of...
  • Boston celebrates Red Sox win, remembers marathon bombings

    Boston celebrates Red Sox win, remembers marathon bombings
    One moment sums up the festivities in Boston on Saturday: Amid screams and cheering crowds dressed in red, the Red Sox's Jonny Gomes carefully placed the gilded World Series Trophy on the finish line of the Boston Marathon, and draped over it a "Boston...
  • David Ortiz's move complicates things for Red Sox

    ST. LOUIS — Pitching aside, Boston's margin for error in the next three games of the World Series could be razor thin. Because the Red Sox are one of the few teams that use one player — David Ortiz — exclusively as the designated...
  • The Dodgers' A.J. Ellis breaks down the World Series matchups

    Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis will be offering his analysis throughout the World Series. Ellis, 32, recently completed his second full season as a starter for the Dodgers by batting .333 in a National League division series against the Atlanta Braves and...
  • World Series matchup: Breaking down Cardinals vs. Red Sox

    World Series matchup: Breaking down Cardinals vs. Red Sox
    St. Louis Cardinals vs. Boston Red Sox SCHEDULE Game 1: Wednesday, 5 p.m. St. Louis (Wainwright, 19-9, 2.94) at Boston (Lester, 15-8, 3.75) Game 2: Thursday, 5 p.m St. Louis (Wacha, 4-1, 2.78) at Boston (Lackey, 10-13, 3.52) Game 3: Saturday,...
  • David Ortiz, Shane Victorino get beards shaved off for charity

    World Series MVP David Ortiz needed encouragement to keep from shaving his beard this season. Boston Red Sox teammate Shane Victorino struggled just to grow his. Neither of them had a problem with ridding themselves of the facial hair Monday during a...
  • Red Sox are confident of World Series chances against Cardinals

    BOSTON — Jake Peavy hasn't forgotten the first words Jonny Gomes said to him on his first day in the Fenway Park home clubhouse after his trade from the Chicago White Sox. "I asked how Jonny was doing, and his quote to me was, 'Just a day closer...