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David Ortiz | Designated Hitter | #34

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (40) / 11/18/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 230
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 1992 / UDFA / SEA
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David Ortiz continued his historic final season Friday against the Rays by going 2-for-5 with a two-run homer.
His first-inning blast against Chris Archer was all the Red Sox would need on this night. Ortiz is now sitting on 37 homers and 124 RBI to go along with a .319/.406/.634 batting line. He’s already passed Dave Kingman for the most homers ever by a player in his final season and Friday’s two-run blast pushed him ahead of Shoeless Joe Jackson for the most RBI. Sep 23 - 10:13 PM

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David Ortiz belted career home run No. 539 Tuesday, ripping a three-run shot in a win over the Orioles.

The Red Sox' lead was at one with one out in the seventh inning, but Big Papi changed that with a three-run bomb off of Kevin Gausman. He also had a single in the game. Ortiz has now homered in two straight and has five dingers over his last 10 contests. He's up to .318/.403/.634 on the season.
Sep 20 - 11:01 PM

David Ortiz is absent from the Red Sox starting lineup on Sunday against the Yankees.

The Red Sox will go for the sweep without their veteran slugger in the middle of the lineup. It's not a bad day to get him a breather with southpaw C.C. Sabathia on the hill. Hanley Ramirez will move into the cleanup spot in his absence.
Sep 18 - 4:37 PM

David Ortiz went 2-for-3 with an RBI single, a double, a walk, and a run scored Friday against the Yankees.

With his double in the sixth inning, Ortiz reached 1,187 extra-base hits for his career and moved ahead of Frank Robinson for 11th place on the all-time list. The 40-year-old continues to have quite the swan song. He’s batting .320/.405/.631 with 34 home runs and 115 RBI over 136 games. He’s on his way to his highest RBI total since his age-30 season in 2006.
Sep 16 - 10:33 PM

David Ortiz went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Thursday's come-from-behind win over the Yankees.

Papi hit what was, at the time, a largely meaningless solo homer in the eighth inning, but he also had an RBI single and scored a run in the Sox' four-run ninth inning to stun the rival Yankees. Ortiz now has 34 home runs, 114 RBI and 72 runs scored to go with a .317/.402/.629 line. We'll soon find out how much the baseball writers -- and the baseball gods -- like a storybook ending to a Hall of Fame career.
Sep 16 - 12:02 AM

David Ortiz went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Blue Jays.

Ortiz crunched a three-run home run in the sixth inning to erase an 8-7 disadvantage and put the Red Sox ahead 10-8. His 2016 swan song has been nothing short of beautiful to behold. The 40-year-old slugger is slashing .315/.403/.622 with 32 homers and 110 RBI over 466 at-bats.
Sep 11 - 5:52 PM

David Ortiz will not start any of the Red Sox' three games in San Diego this week.

The Red Sox don't want to risk him getting hurt in the field with the club playing in the National League park. That means fantasy owners will only get three games and probably a few pinch-hitting opportunities out of Big Papi this week.
Sep 4 - 2:26 PM

David Ortiz drove in a pair of runs and scored once on a 3-for-4 night versus the Athletics on Saturday.

He doubled home Dustin Pedroia and Xander Bogaerts in the third inning. Ortiz is having one heck of a going away party in his final season, batting .320/.406/.629 with 31 home runs and 107 RBI in 450 at-bats.
Sep 4 - 12:39 AM

David Ortiz crushed his 31st home run of the year on Sunday, but it wasn't enough to lead the Red Sox to victory over the Royals.

Big Papi's solo shot ignited a three-run rally in the fourth inning that briefly gave the Red Sox a 4-2 lead, but that would wind up being the extent of their offense. Ortiz finished the night 1-for-4 and is now slashing .319/.407/.633 with 31 bombs and 101 RBI in his farewell tour.
Aug 28 - 11:37 PM

David Ortiz is getting the day off Thursday.

Hanley Ramirez will start at DH, Travis Shaw will play first base, and Aaron Hill will get the nod at third base in the early-afternoon finale at Tropicana Field.
Aug 25 - 10:11 AM

David Ortiz drilled a two-run homer as part of a 3-for-4 game in a victory over the Tigers on Saturday.

The fifth-inning blast proved to be the game-winner. The 40-year-old may want to reconsider his impending retirement given he is having one of the best seasons of his career. He is batting .321/.413/.637 with 95 RBI. The home run was his 29th of the season and 532nd of his career.
Aug 21 - 1:07 AM

David Ortiz clubbed his 27th home run of the season on Friday, leading the Red Sox offense in a 10-2 thrashing of the Tigers in Motown.

Ortiz got the Red Sox started early, tagging rookie right-hander Michael Fulmer with a two-run homer in the first inning. He finished the night 2-for-3 plus a walk and is now slashing a mighty impressive .315/.409/.622 with 27 long balls and 93 RBI in his alleged final season.
Aug 19 - 10:00 PM

David Ortiz is out of the Red Sox lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Tigers.

Sandy Leon will serve as the DH for the Red Sox, who played a rain-delayed game in Baltimore on Wednesday night and then had to travel to Detroit for this afternoon tilt. Poor job by MLB's schedule-makers. Dustin Pedroia is also out Thursday, with Deven Marrero filling in at second base.
Aug 18 - 9:46 AM

David Ortiz slugged a two-run homer to help the Red Sox beat the Indians 3-2 on Monday.

The two-run bomb sailed a projected 442 feet at Progressive Field in Cleveland, which matches Big Papi's longest home run of the year. He also smacked a single in the top of the eighth inning, finishing 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI. Ortiz now boasts 1,733 career RBI, which ties him with Honus Wagner on the all-time RBI leaderboard. The veteran slugger is slashing .312/.404/.621 with 27 homers and 92 RBI over 108 games in his farewell season.
Aug 15 - 4:27 PM

David Ortiz (shin) is in the Red Sox starting lineup on Thursday night against the Yankees.

It looked like Big Papi's farewell season might be over when he had to be helped off the field Wednesday after fouling a ball off the inside of his right leg, but X-rays and a fluoroscan turned up negative. He is at DH and batting third versus right-hander Michael Pineda.
Aug 11 - 3:20 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Sandy Leon
2Ryan Hanigan
3Bryan Holaday
1B1Hanley Ramirez
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Marco Hernandez
3Josh Rutledge
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Deven Marrero
3B1Travis Shaw
2Aaron Hill
3Yoan Moncada
4Pablo Sandoval
LF1Andrew Benintendi
2Brock Holt
3Chris Young
4Blake Swihart
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Rick Porcello
3Drew Pomeranz
4Steven Wright
5Eduardo Rodriguez
6Henry Owens
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Brad Ziegler
3Koji Uehara
4Junichi Tazawa
5Fernando Abad
6Robbie Ross
7Matt Barnes
8Clay Buchholz
9Robby Scott
10Joe Kelly
11Heath Hembree
12Noe Ramirez
13Carson Smith
14Brandon Workman