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Red Sox DH Ortiz to retire after 2016 season

Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, Boston's beloved "Big Papi" who helped the cursed franchise end its dynasty of disappointment and cursed out the bombers who attacked his adopted city, said on Wednesday he will play one more year before retiring.

On the day that he turned 40, the Dominican designated hitter said in a video posted on The Players' Tribune ( ) that the 2016 season will be his last. The post was titled "40."

"Life is based on different chapters, and I think I am ready to experience the next one in my life," he told his fans. "I wish I could play another 40 years, so I could have you guys behind me, but it...