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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
Contract: view contract details

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David Ortiz is absent from the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.
He's simply receiving a day of rest. The Red Sox have Bryce Brentz in the designated hitter spot and Ryan LaMarre in left field. Jun 26 - 12:46 PM

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David Ortiz is not in Tuesday's lineup against the White Sox.

The veteran slugger will take a seat against left-hander Chris Sale. Hanley Ramirez will fill in at DH while Travis Shaw will play first base and Deven Marrero will play third.

David Ortiz clubbed his 18th home run on Friday, but it wasn't enough to lead the Red Sox to a victory over the visiting Mariners.

His two-run shot off of Hisashi Iwakuma got the Red Sox on the board in the fourth inning, but at that time it only cut their deficit to 7-2. Ortiz also drew a walk in the ballgame, finishing the night 1-for-3. The 40-year-old slugger is now hitting an extremely impressive .344/.424/.723with 18 long balls and 59 RBI and showing absolutely no signs of slowing down.
Jun 17 - 10:18 PM

David Ortiz went 2-for-4 with a home run in a loss to the Orioles on Thursday.

The solo shot in the ninth inning was a bit of an afterthought in a one-sided game, but it was the 40-year-old's first homer since he homered in two straight games to start the month. He's now got 17 home runs overall, fifth-most in the American League, and his 57 RBI are second-best in the league. He's batting a robust .344/.423/.715 on the year.
Jun 16 - 11:34 PM

David Ortiz won't start Wednesday either.

Boston's two-game series in San Francisco is being played under National League rules -- no DH -- and the Red Sox don't want to risk Ortiz getting injured at first base. He's been one of the most productive hitters in baseball this season at age 40, boasting a .340/.424/.732 batting line with 16 home runs and 54 RBI in 51 games.
Jun 7 - 8:09 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said on MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM that David Ortiz won't be in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Giants in San Francisco.

The Red Sox don't have the luxury of the DH spot under National League rules, so Ortiz will be limited to pinch-hitting duties. Hanley Ramirez will start at first base.
Jun 7 - 1:21 PM

David Ortiz hit a three-run home run in Thursday's loss to the Orioles.

The blast, off Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez, was his 16th homer of the season and his fifth in his last six games. Papi amazingly has 51 RBI, best in the American League, as the calendar has barely flipped to June. The 40-year-old wonder is hitting .335/.415/.730 overall.
Jun 2 - 10:30 PM

David Ortiz (foot) slugged a solo homer and drew a walk Monday against the Orioles.

This guy. Ortiz was hit in his left foot by a pitch on Saturday and had to be scratched on Sunday due to some lingering soreness, but he felt well enough to give it a go on Monday and has now homered in three straight games. He hasn’t homered in three straight games since July 2014. The 40-year-old continues to go out on a high note. He’s slashing .337/.419/.727 with 14 homers and 47 RBI.
May 30 - 4:49 PM

David Ortiz (foot) is back in the Red Sox starting lineup Monday versus the Orioles.

Ortiz was scratched Sunday after getting hit in the foot by a pitch on Saturday, but X-rays turned up negative and he was feeling much better when he arrived at Camden Yards in Baltimore on Monday morning. The veteran slugger is starting at DH and batting cleanup versus Orioles right-hander Tyler Wilson.
May 30 - 10:56 AM

David Ortiz is listed as day-to-day after X-rays on his injured foot came back negative on Sunday.

Ortiz was scratched from the Red Sox lineup on Sunday due to the lingering soreness from getting hit in the foot by a pitch in Saturday's game. It sounds as though he should return to the lineup on Monday.
May 29 - 5:42 PM

David Ortiz (foot) was a late scratch from the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.

Ortiz is a little sore after being hit on the left foot by a pitch Saturday. Consider him day-to-day. Hanley Ramirez will now serve as the designated hitter, with Travis Shaw handling first base and Josh Rutledge entering the lineup at third.
May 29 - 12:46 PM

David Ortiz clubbed a solo home run to give his club the lead in the ninth inning on Saturday, but it would prove to be futile in a loss to the Blue Jays.

The Red Sox led the majority of the game, but gave up the lead when the Jays rallied for four runs in the eighth. Papi made sure to right the ship quickly, tagging Gavin Floyd for his 13th homer of the season with one out in the ninth inning. Ortiz also doubled in the contest, finishing the afternoon 2-for-5. He is having another outstanding season at the dish, slashing .339/.420/.720 with 13 long balls and 46 RBI.
May 28 - 6:29 PM

David Ortiz is not in the Red Sox' lineup Friday.

It looks to be a routine day of rest. The Red Sox have Hanley Ramirez in the designated hitter spot, Travis Shaw at first base and Marco Hernandez at third base Friday.
May 27 - 3:39 PM

David Ortiz continued to rake Thursday, finishing 2-for-4 with a double and a two-run home run in a loss to the Rockies.

Ortiz was basically the only Red Sox hitter able to get something going against Rockies starter Jon Gray, taking the youngster deep for the two-run jack in the first inning. The home run was his 12th of the season to go with a whopping 45 RBI, most in the AL, and 24 runs scored. He's doubled in five consecutive games, and the good stretch has the 40-year-old's season line up to a ridiculous .337/.420/.706.
May 26 - 10:39 PM

David Ortiz went 2-for-4 with four RBI in Tuesday's win over the Rockies.

Ortiz plated a pair of runs with a single in the first inning and added two more RBI with a double in the fourth. Big Papi now has 41 RBI on the season, which leads all of baseball, and he's put up a blistering .333/.413/.686 batting line. Have we mentioned that Ortiz is 40 years old?
May 24 - 11:20 PM

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