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David Ortiz | Designated Hitter

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (38) / 11/18/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 230
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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David Ortiz blasted a pair of home runs on Friday, including a go-ahead two-run shot in the 10th inning, powering the Red Sox to a 5-3 victory over the Orioles.
Ortiz got the Red Sox on the board with a solo blast in the fourth inning, which was immediately followed by another off the bat of Yoenis Cespedes. He then delivered a massive two-run shot off Darren O'Day in the 10th inning to put the Red Sox ahead for good, finishing the night 3-for-5 with three RBI. He now has 34 homers and 102 RBI on the season, making it a club record eighth time that he has reached the 30-homer/100-RBI plateaus, surpassing Ted Williams. Sep 19 - 11:42 PM

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David Ortiz is back in the Red Sox starting lineup on Thursday night versus the Pirates.

Ortiz was away from the Red Sox for much of this week due to a private family emergency. He is starting at first base for Boston on Thursday at PNC Park.
Sep 18 - 3:21 PM

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

Ortiz left Sunday's game due to a family emergency, but was expected to rejoin the team Tuesday. Still, he'll take a seat with the DH unavailable under National League rules.
Sep 16 - 3:04 PM

David Ortiz left Sunday's game against the Royals to tend to a family emergency.

Ortiz has already left to return home to the Dominican Republic. While he may rejoin the Red Sox in Pittsburgh, fantasy owners shouldn't count on him for the first half of the week.
Sep 14 - 6:31 PM

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

It appears to just be a day of rest. Yoenis Cespedes is in the DH spot Sunday in Ortiz's place.
Sep 7 - 10:20 AM

David Ortiz slugged a pair of home runs, his only hits in four at-bats, but the Red Sox suffered a walk-off loss against the Yankees on Thursday.

Ortiz put the Red Sox on top early with a solo home run in the top of the first inning, then made it 3-0 with a two-run shot in the third, both against lefty Chris Capuano. The homers were his first in over two weeks. Ortiz, however, is having another great season, sitting on 32 home runs with 98 RBI and a .263/.359/.519 slash line.
Sep 4 - 10:35 PM

David Ortiz is out of Boston's lineup Monday.

It's just a routine day of rest for the veteran designated hitter, who missed some time at the end of August with a right foot contusion. Mike Napoli is at DH and Allen Craig is at first base Monday versus the Rays.
Sep 1 - 9:59 AM

David Ortiz went 1-for-3 with an RBI single in Sunday's win over the Rays.

Ortiz capped off a monster month with his 95th RBI -- the designated hitter was batting .342/.440/.603 in August heading into Sunday's game. Ortiz is batting .265/.362/.515 with 30 homers overall.
Aug 31 - 4:51 PM

David Ortiz is back in the Red Sox' lineup Wednesday.

Ortiz missed the previous two contests after fouling a ball off his right foot on Sunday, but he's obviously feeling better. Big Papi is hitting .265/.362/.524 with 30 homers and 93 RBI for the Red Sox this season.
Aug 27 - 3:07 PM

David Ortiz (foot) is out of the Red Sox starting lineup again Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

Ortiz fouled a ball off his right foot Sunday and will rest for a second straight day. Mike Napoli will fill in at DH on Tuesday and Allen Craig will play first base.
Aug 26 - 2:55 PM

David Ortiz (elbow, foot) is not in the Red Sox starting lineup Monday night against the Blue Jays.

Ortiz was hit by a pitch in the left elbow on Saturday and then fouled a ball off his right foot Sunday. They're both minor injuries, but the veteran slugger needs a day of rest. He's hoping to play Tuesday. Mike Napoli is at designated hitter and Allen Craig is playing first base Monday in Toronto.
Aug 25 - 3:19 PM

David Ortiz was forced to leave Sunday's game in the sixth inning due to a right foot contusion.

Ortiz most likely sustained the injury while fouling a ball off of his foot. He's considered day-to-day and should return to the Red Sox lineup on Monday.
Aug 24 - 5:03 PM

David Ortiz was removed from Sunday's game against the Mariners with an apparent injury.

Ortiz singled in the sixth inning, but was limping on his way to first base and promptly removed for a pinch runner. The Red Sox should provide an update on the slugger's status shortly.
Aug 24 - 4:12 PM

David Ortiz is back in the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.

Ortiz had to leave Saturday's contest after his left elbow swelled up following a hit by pitch, but he's fine. The slugger is batting .265/.361/.525 with 30 homers and 93 RBI this season.
Aug 24 - 11:14 AM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said after Saturday's game that he expected David Ortiz (elbow) to be back in the lineup Sunday.

Big Papi had to leave Saturday's contest after his left elbow swelled up following a hit by pitch. However, he's expected to be fine and might not even need a day off. Ortiz's streak of reaching base in nine consecutive plate appearances came to an end Saturday.
Aug 24 - 9:24 AM

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