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Boston Red Sox

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
95%75%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
1626.21618150
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014BOS1425185913635104759500.355.517.263
2015BOS431621535618213000.303.377.216

Player Updates

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Red Sox's Cherington: David Ortiz likely to get day off Thursday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Red Sox DH David Ortiz will likely be held out of the starting lineup Thursday against the Rangers to rest, general manager Ben Cherington told MLB Network Radio. If Ortiz is off Thursday, it will be the sixth time in 48 games he has been held out of the starting lineup.

The veteran slugger continues to struggle offensively. He is mired in a 1-for-20 slump in his last five games and is batting just .171 in his last 18 games, dropping his average from .250 to .216.

Ortiz also has just six home runs and a .377 slugging percentage on the season.

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Slumping Red Sox slugger David Ortiz dropped to fifth in lineup
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Red Sox manager John Farrell decided to shake up his lineup Tuesday at Minnesota, as he dropped struggling slugger David Ortiz from the third spot in the lineup to fifth. Ortiz had hit third 38 times and fourth just twice this season prior to Tuesday's game.

"It's happened to me before, and it wasn't as nice as going down to fifth," Ortiz said.

The last time Ortiz hit fifth to start a game was 2012. He has a .300/.382/.550/.933 slash line in 467 career games batting fifth.

Ortiz is hitless in his last three games and is batting .177 over his last 16 games. He has a .221 aaverage and .383 slugging percentage on the season.

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Red Sox's John Farrell shuffles lineup before facing Angels
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

Red Sox manager John Farrell wanted to shake things up against the Angels, he did just that prior to Saturday's game, per The Boston Herald.

Farrell slotted second baseman Dustin Pedroia into the leadoff spot, inserted his Triple-A call up Rusney Castillo to play centerfield and dropped David Ortiz to the cleanup spot.

Hanley Ramirez, who was nursing his left hand after being hit by a pitch on Friday, is also back in the lineup. Shane Victorino will hit second in the lineup after missing two games with a sore calf.

The Sox (19-23) are currently in fourth place in the American League East Division.

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Former hitting coach: David Ortiz can improve against LHP
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

David Ortiz has been here before. Not too long ago, during the 2009 and '10 seasons, the Red Sox slugger endured huge struggles against left-handed pitchers.

Ortiz, who is currently hitting .136 against left-handed pitchers in 44 at-bats, rectified those issues a couple of years ago and his former hitting coach Dave Magadan believes he can do it again.

"If you remember, there was a clamoring of should we release him, is he done," the current Rangers hitting coach said. "There was a lot of talk about that. They were talking about his bat speed and all that. But I remember distinctly telling him, 'David, you take BP with guys throwing 50 mph. If you didn't have bat speed you couldn't hit balls where you do in BP and we're going to look back at this moment and we're going to laugh. We're going to use it to make you better down the line because this is going to make you a better hitter, a better player. As tough as you are, it’s going to make you tougher.' He ended up proving all the doubters wrong."

Ortiz will have to find a remedy against lefties much like he did five years ago.

"It was showing old video. Showing him what he did against left-handers, how he used the field,” Magadan said. "A lot of his troubles back then was that he was using half the field. And it was more trouble with the relievers than it was the starters. Lefty starters he was still getting his hits, but it was the guys coming out of the pen who are paid to get lefties out he had a little too much of a pull approach. Then it was when he started opening up the left side of the field is when he got going."

For the season, Ortiz is hitting .241/.340/.421 with six home runs and 16 RBI in 133 total at-bats.

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Red Sox DH David Ortiz homers in his second straight game
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

Designated hitter David Ortiz hit his second home run in as many games Tuesday to help the Red Sox get past the Rangers.

Ortiz hadn't hit a homer since April 24 before connecting for one in each of his last two games.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Designated Hitters 9 1 52.21
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Texas1031 .500 .700 .300
vs Gonzalez (Career)1341 .692.400.308
vs LHP5760 .103 .158 .105
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
5/21TEX4010100
5/22LAA5010000
5/23LAA4000000
5/24LAA4000000
5/25@MIN4000100
5/26@MIN4110000
5/27@MIN4000000
Two Week Schedule
MAY /JUNE
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
24
LAA
W6-1
25
@Min
L2-7
26
@Min
L1-2
27
@Min
L4-6
28
@Tex
8:05 pm
Tickets
29
@Tex
8:05 pm
Tickets
30
@Tex
7:15 pm
Tickets
31
@Tex
3:05 pm
Tickets
1
Min
7:10 pm
Tickets
2
Min
7:10 pm
Tickets
3
Min
7:10 pm
Tickets
4
Min
4:05 pm
Tickets
5
Oak
7:10 pm
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6
Oak
4:05 pm
Tickets
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
1997MIN154910161621900 .353 .449 .327
1998MIN862784777946397210 .371 .446 .277
1999MIN1020100051200 .200 .000 .000
2000MIN130415591171063578110 .364 .446 .282
2001MIN8930346711848406810 .324 .475 .234
2002MIN125412521122075438712 .339 .500 .272
2003BOS1284487912931101588300 .369 .592 .288
2004BOS15058294175411397513300 .380 .603 .301
2005BOS1596011191804714810212410 .397 .604 .300
2006BOS1515581151605413711911710 .413 .636 .287
2007BOS1495491161823511711110331 .445 .621 .332
2008BOS109416741102389707410 .369 .507 .264
2009BOS1505417712928997413402 .332 .462 .238
2010BOS14551886140321028214501 .370 .529 .270
2011BOS146525841622996788311 .398 .554 .309
2012BOS90324651032360565101 .415 .611 .318
2013BOS1375188416030103768840 .395 .564 .309
2014BOS1425185913635104759500 .355 .517 .263
2015BOS431621535618213000 .303 .377 .216
Total 2154773712822194472155111831599158 .378 .543 .284
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
1997MIN1B1110958410110 .989
1998MIN1B706855550346651 .989
1999MIN1B10770011.000
2000MIN1B272522321012117 .996
2001MIN1B8762602021.000
2002MIN1B15139790618 .990
2003BOS1B454437534230320 .992
2004BOS1B343127825321423 .986
2005BOS1B101082691128 .976
2006BOS1B10107062628 .971
2007BOS1B7740373031.000
2009BOS1B664942612 .980
2010BOS1B4424231011.000
2011BOS1B2218180041.000
2012BOS1B7756542041.000
2013BOS1B6637361041.000
2014BOS1B5539372091.000
2015BOS1B2212111001.000
Total  2702572119193816021175 .990
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
1997MIN302200001
1998MIN20012440538
1999MIN00000002
2000MIN361185600213
2001MIN17114421186
2002MIN32120680305
2003BOS39226520189
2004BOS473351804812
2005BOS401363901913
2006BOS2923555042312
2007BOS5213413041216
2008BOS3012113111211
2009BOS35125070559
2010BOS3612744021412
2011BOS4012911011224
2012BOS260198300136
2013BOS3822925012721
2014BOS2702686032218
2015BOS806120057
Total 55518420178236183205
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2002MIN929080401000 .276 .379 .276
2003BOS1247492851500 .283 .362 .191
2004BOS14551322519131001 .515 .764 .400
2005BOS31224110300 .333 .750 .333
2007BOS1446161731014900 .508 .696 .370
2008BOS1143481591300 .327 .349 .186
2009BOS31201000400 .083 .083 .083
2013BOS1651121851316700 .500 .706 .353
Total 8229551871760577101 .409 .553 .295
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
1993 R-Seattle612013753171731344411 .373 .463 .264
1994 R-Mariners531671441101220144614 .305 .353 .246
1995 R-Mariners481843061184437235220 .403 .538 .332
1996 A-Wisconsin1294858915634218935210834 .390 .511 .322
1997AAA-Salt Lake1042591041021101 .250 .524 .214
1997 AA-New Britain6925840832221456217826 .379 .585 .322
1997 A-Ft. Myers6123945791501358225321 .385 .556 .331
1998AAA-Salt Lake11375930263900 .300 .486 .243
1999AAA-Salt Lake13047685150353301107910522 .412 .590 .315
2001 AA-New Britain9373940013900 .293 .351 .243
2001 A-Fort Myers130000001--00 .250 .000 .000
2001 R-Twins4103400013110 .538 .400 .400
2008AAA-Pawtucket394300353200 .5001.333 .333
2008 AA-Portland382200012100 .400 .250 .250
2013AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox618340014--600 .222 .389 .222
Total 598217436566315913984332625251419 .380 .525 .305
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/230
Birthdate:
11/18/1975
Age:
39
Hometown:
Santo Domingo, DR
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Boston Red Sox
College:
No College
MLB Experience:
19
Awards:

2004: AL LCS MVP
2005: AL Hank Aaron Award;AL RBI Leader
2006: AL Home Run Champion;AL RBI Leader
2013: World Series MVP
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