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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 will get some additional treatment on his left wrist.
Ortiz missed the final five games of the season with inflammation in the wrist, but it's not a major concern going into 2015. "We're not concerned about it," said Cherington. "It should resolve itself over the course of the off-season." Ortiz turns 39 in November and will begin next season 34 homers shy of the 500-mark for his career. Sep 30 - 9:38 AM

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David Ortiz (wrist) remains out of the Red Sox lineup on Saturday.

The veteran slugger continues to deal with inflammation in his wrist and is likely done for the season. Yoenis Cespedes is serving as the DH on Saturday.
Sep 27 - 10:42 AM

David Ortiz (wrist) remained out of the Red Sox' lineup Friday.

Big Papi is nursing some wrist inflammation and is probably a long shot to play again this season. Yoenis Cespedes is being used in the designated hitter spot Friday in his place.
Sep 26 - 3:09 PM

David Ortiz is currently dealing with wrist inflammation.

Ortiz says that it feels is similar to what he felt before he suffered a partial tear of his tendon sheath in 2008, so the Red Sox are understandably being cautious. There's a good chance that he's done for the year.
Sep 25 - 4:20 PM

David Ortiz is getting another day off Thursday.

Ortiz also sat out of Wednesday's game. He's been given a light load as the Red Sox play out the string. Yoenis Cespedes is at DH for Boston on Thursday night.
Sep 25 - 3:05 PM

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

It appears to just be a day of rest. Yoenis Cespedes is in the designated hitter spot against Jake Odorizzi at the Rays.
Sep 24 - 3:57 PM

David Ortiz hit his 35th home run of the season in Saturday's 7-2 loss to the Orioles.

Ortiz's two-run shot in the first inning off of Orioles' starter Chris Tillman was his only hit of the game. He finished 1-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored. Ortiz now has three home runs in his last two games, having launched two bombs against the Orioles on Friday. For the season, Ortiz has 104 RBI. This marks the seventh season in which Big Papi has driven in 100 or more runs. It's also Ortiz's first season with 35 or more home runs since he hit 35 back in 2007. Overall, the slugger is slashing .264/.356/.520. Not bad for a 38-year-old.
Sep 20 - 11:29 PM

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

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

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