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34 David Ortiz DH

Boston Red Sox

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
98%85%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
51835.263104590
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014BOS1425185913635104759500.355.517.263

Player Updates

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Big Papi working at 1B in prep for season-opening series in NL park
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Red Sox DH David Ortiz is working at first base early in spring training in an effort to be prepared for the season-opening series at Philadelphia.

“We don’t want to not cover that and limit his availability to us,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said, per the Boston Herald. “So three games in Philly in the National League, there’s going to be some time at first base.”

Ortiz, who usually plays less than 10 games per season at first base, hasn't made an error since 2009.

“It's something I'm not really thinking about right now,” Ortiz said. “All I'm worrying about now is timing and hitting. First base is something I do occasionally. Mike Napoli's our first baseman. We all know he's getting ready to play first base. Me in my case, it's just a few times. The basic thing that I do when I play first base, everyone knows, that's why you see me out there a few days doing drills but it's nothing we have to worry about.”

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Big Papi not happy with new rules: 'I'm not going to change my game'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

As Major League Baseball looks to speed up the pace of play, there will surely be some detractors as the changes go into effect. Well, count Red Sox star slugger David Ortiz among the players not happy with some of the rule changes.

The nine-time All-Star expressed his disgust Wednesday when reporters asked him about the new rules, particularly the rules that hitters must keep one foot in the batter's box (except after swinging strikes), and hitters and pitchers must be ready to play right after television commercial breaks.

"It seems like every rule just goes in the pitcher's favor," Ortiz said, per the Boston Herald. "When you come out of the box, you're thinking about what the (pitcher) is trying to do. When you see guys come out of the box, they're not doing it just to do it. Our minds are spinning. I see one pitch, I come out and I think what is this guy going to do on the next pitch. If you force a hitter to do that, 70 percent you are out, because you have no time to think.

"I don't know how this baseball game is going to end up. No matter what you do, the game is not going to speed up."

Players that violate the new rules could be subject to fines. It appears Ortiz better keep his checkbook handy.

"I might run out of money. I'm not going to change my game," he said. "This game has been going on for over 100 years. It's the nature of the game. I don't care who you are, you're not going to change."

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Red Sox GM: David Ortiz will be in Boston as long as he wants
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is getting near the end of his career. However, the 39-year-old designated hitter is signed for $16 million this year and has a team option for 2016 and '17 worth $10 million, according to WEEI.com. 

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington is planning to leave it up to Ortiz to decide what he wants.

"I think David knows he's going to be a Red Sox for as long as he wants to be a Red Sox," Cherington said. "There's been no discussion on it recently, honestly. We're just happy he’s here. He’s a huge part of what we’re doing on the field, still. Given his stature and his personality, I know he means a lot to people off the field, too. He’s part of the Red Sox legacy. He's part of Boston pro sports legacy. But he’s also our DH and he hits in the middle of our lineup and that's what we're focused on. We’re happy to keep him there as long as he can keep doing it but there hasn’t been any conversation other than that."

Ortiz hit 35 home runs and 104 RBI in 2014 with a .263 average. Cherington does not know how long Ortiz wants to play.

"I can't answer that question," Cherington said. "That's a decision he's going to make. He certainly looks like a guy that can keep hitting. I think he wants to win. I think he probably has some personal goals, too. Motivated by both of those things. I don’t know. It hasn’t been a topic this winter or spring. I’m sure at some point it’ll be a topic for him. But right now, he’s here and he’s getting ready for the season."

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Red Sox not concerned with David Ortiz's wrist injury
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz has been receiving treatment on his injured left wrist, according to MassLive.com.

Ortiz missed the final five games of the season with the injury.Though it's the same wrist Ortiz had surgery on in 2008, general manager Ben Cherington said the team is not concerned with the issue.

"It should resolve itself over the course of the offseason," Cherington said.

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David Ortiz, Will Middlebrooks out of lineup Sunday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz and third baseball Will Middlebrooks are not in the starting lineup for Sunday's season finale against the Yankees.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Designated Hitters 3 1 72.84
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs N.Y. Yankees55125 .292 .527 .218
vs Pineda (Career)620 .500.333.333
vs RHP3478924 .359 .504 .256
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
9/11@KC5020100
9/13@KC4020000
9/14@KC3000000
9/18@PIT4000000
9/19@BAL5232300
9/20@BAL4111200
9/23TB3000010
Two Week Schedule
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@Phi
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@Phi
7:05 pm
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10
@NYY
7:05 pm
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@NYY
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@NYY
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Wash
3:05 pm
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Wash
6:10 pm
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Wash
1:35 pm
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Balt
7:10 pm
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Fantasy Points by Week
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24

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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
Total 2111757512672159466153311621569158 .379 .547 .285
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
Total  2682552107192715921175 .990
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
1997MIN302200001
1998MIN20012440538
1999MIN00000002
2000MIN361185600213
2001MIN17114421186
2002MIN32120680305
2003BOS39226520189
2004BOS473351804812
2005BOS401363901913
2006BOS2923555042312
2007BOS5213413041216
2008BOS3012113111211
2009BOS35125070559
2010BOS3612744021412
2011BOS4012911011224
2012BOS260198300136
2013BOS3822925012721
2014BOS2702686032218
Total 54718414076236178198
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:
18
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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