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November 16, 2016 06:00 PM
David Ortiz: Officially retires
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ortiz officially retired Tuesday, the Boston Globe reports.

The paperwork has been filed and Ortiz is now officially off the roster. Ortiz and the Red Sox may have fallen short of reaching their ultimate goal of winning the World Series in 2016, but Ortiz finished his career in spectacular fashion with an MLB-best 1.021 OPS, 38 homers and 127 RBI. He hit .286/.380/.552 with 541 home runs in his 20 major league seasons.

October 1, 2016 10:04 PM
Red Sox's David Ortiz: Smacks go-ahead homer in first game of final regular-season series
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ortiz went 2-for-4 with a go-ahead two-run homer and three RBI overall in a 5-3 victory over the Blue Jays on Friday.

Big Papi provided a storybook opening night of his final regular-season series by taking Brett Cecil deep for a 373-foot shot to right that plated Mookie Betts and snapped a 3-3 tie in the seventh. Ortiz had a quiet final series at Yankee Stadium (0-for-10) so Friday's fireworks were a welcome sight. Despite the mini-slump in New York, Ortiz slashed an outstanding .333/.412/.644 over 87 September at-bats.

September 30, 2016 01:54 AM
Red Sox's David Ortiz: Quiet in final game at Yankee Stadium
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ortiz went 0-for-1 with a walk in his final game at Yankee Stadium on Thursday.

The veteran DH got only two at-bats before exiting as expected, striking out and then walking. He finishes this series 0-for-10 with four strikeouts, exiting baseball's biggest rivalry with a whimper.

September 29, 2016 05:08 PM
Red Sox's David Ortiz: Likely to see limited time Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ortiz will likely be limited to two at-bats Thursday against the Yankees, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

Ortiz will play Thursday, but not for the entirety of the game. The club wants to have their slugger get some rest before returning to Boston for his final regular-season series at Fenway Park. Ortiz has continued his dominant season, as he's posted a .297/.368/.574 line with seven home runs and 24 RBI over the last 30 games.

September 21, 2016 02:42 AM
Red Sox's David Ortiz: Homers in second consecutive gmae
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ortiz went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer in Tuesday's 5-2 win at Baltimore.

Ortiz's second home run in as many days provided the margin of victory in this one. Manager John Farrell's decision to give him a day off Sunday preceding this hot streak is looking like a brilliant decision. The designated hitter is slashing .318/.403/.634 in what has been an incredible campaign.

September 20, 2016 12:32 AM
Red Sox's David Ortiz: Smacks 35th homer Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ortiz went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in a 5-2 win over the Orioles on Monday.

The homer was Ortiz's 35th of the year, the most ever by a player over the age of 40. Big Papi has shown few signs of slowing down as the end of the season nears, hitting .354/.431/.708 over his last 15 games to raise his batting average to .317.

September 18, 2016 04:30 PM
Red Sox's David Ortiz: Gets a day off Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ortiz is out of the lineup Sunday against the Yankees, Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald reports.

Ortiz has served as Boston's DH every day that position has been available since Aug. 25. The veteran previously hinted at a day off Sunday, and manager John Farrell will concur, instead starting Travis Shaw at first base. The move will also give fellow veteran Hanley Ramirez a day off from playing the field, as he'll move to the DH role for the evening contest.

September 18, 2016 08:54 PM
Red Sox's David Ortiz: Could get day off Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ortiz may not play in Sunday's series finale against the Yankees, Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

The Red Sox had hoped to have Ortiz in the lineup everyday from here on out during the regular season, but there are days when a 40-year-old athlete feels like a 40-year-old non-athlete. "Today is a bad day to be 40 years old," Ortiz said with a chuckle as he entered Fenway Park on Saturday. With Boston stretching its AL East lead to three games and facing left-hander CC Sabathia, Ortiz could sit for a brief respite Sunday.

September 15, 2016 04:46 PM
Red Sox's David Ortiz: Expected to start rest of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ortiz is expected to play in every game for the remainder of the season, Ryan Hannable of WEEI.com reports.

Ortiz has dominated his final season in the majors and owns a .314/.400/.619 line with 33 home runs and a team-high 111 RBI. As long as he stays healthy, the 40-year-old DH is set to start for the rest of the season as the Red Sox battle for a playoff spot in the challenging AL East.

September 13, 2016 12:15 AM
Red Sox's David Ortiz: Belts 33rd homer Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ortiz went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and a pair of runs scored against the Orioles in a 12-2 win Monday.

Ortiz's home run came in the sixth inning as Boston was already up 9-2, and was his 33rd of the season. He's now hitting .318 on the year, which would match his best average since 2007. His 1.034 OPS and 45 doubles are best in all of baseball.

September 12, 2016 07:05 AM
Red Sox's David Ortiz: Pivotal three-run homer in Sunday's win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ortiz hit a sixth-inning, three-run homer to give Boston a lead it never relinquished in Sunday's 11-8 win over the Blue Jays.

It was a wild day at Rogers Centre as the two teams jockeying for first place in the AL East traded leads and homers and used 18 pitchers. Big Papi's first homer in 10 games provided the winning margin and allowed Boston to leave Toronto with a series win, two games ahead of both the Blue Jays and Orioles.

September 7, 2016 05:18 PM
Red Sox's David Ortiz: Out of lineup Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ortiz is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Padres, Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald reports.

True to his word, manager John Farrell has held Ortiz out for all three games of the interleague set. The Red Sox play exclusively against American League teams the rest of the way.

September 6, 2016 07:28 PM
Red Sox's David Ortiz: Held out Tuesday as expected
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ortiz is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Padres.

Manager John Farrell said over the weekend that Ortiz would not start for the entirety of the Red Sox's series with the Padres, so it comes as little surprise that he will sit out Tuesday. Ortiz could be used for a pinch-hit opportunity if needed over the next day or two, but don't expect to see him back in the starting lineup until Friday.

September 5, 2016 01:28 PM
Red Sox's David Ortiz: Not in Monday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

As expected, Ortiz is out of the lineup Monday against the Padres, Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald reports.

Ortiz is expected to be limited to pinch-hit duties for the entirety of the three-game series that is taking place in San Diego. Hanley Ramirez will get the nod at first base in Monday's series opener.

September 4, 2016 06:46 PM
Red Sox's David Ortiz: Won't start during three-game series vs. Padres
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Red Sox manager John Farrell said that Ortiz won't play in the field during a three-game series in San Diego that begins Monday, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports.

After adding Yoan Moncada to the roster as a September call-up, the Red Sox have more talented bats on hand than at any point this season, so the team's offense should be able to get by just fine in San Diego with Ortiz limited to pinch-hitting duties. Even if he only starts in three of the Red Sox's six games during the upcoming week, Ortiz might still be worth keeping active in deeper leagues with weekly lineup entries.

September 4, 2016 12:28 AM
Red Sox's David Ortiz: Records 12th game this season with at least three hits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ortiz went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI against Oakland on Saturday.

Why is Big Papi retiring after this season, again? The 40-year-old DH is near the top of the league in most offensive statistics -- first in SLG (.629) and OPS (1.04) - and while hitting in the heart of the top offense in the league can't hurt, most of his peripherals are rock solid, disproving the notion that luck has been much of a factor in his stellar performance this year. The Red Sox will rest him down the stretch when they can, but they'll still need his bat as much as possible while fighting for first in the AL East.

August 26, 2016 08:33 PM
Red Sox's David Ortiz: Returns to lineup Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ortiz is in the lineup Friday night against Kansas City, Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald reports.

Ortiz didn't start Thursday, but is back in his usual DH spot for Friday's outing. Ortiz has dominated at the plate recently, having gone .440/.481/.880 with three home runs and seven RBI over the last seven days.

August 25, 2016 05:29 PM
Red Sox's David Ortiz: Not in lineup Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ortiz will get the day off Thursday against the Rays, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

Ortiz recorded his 30th home run and 100th RBI of the season in Wednesday's loss to Tampa Bay, but he'll be held out of the lineup after starting each of the last six contests. Boston will go with Hanley Ramirez as the DH, while Travis Shaw gets the nod at first base.

August 25, 2016 12:59 AM
Red Sox's David Ortiz: Collects 100th RBI on 30th home run of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ortiz finished 2-for-5, including his 30th home run of the season, in Wednesday night's 4-3 loss to Tampa Bay.

The veteran slugger started things off right away for the Red Sox, sending a two-run shot to right in the first inning, collecting his 100th RBI of the season and becoming the only current player who has at least 30 home runs and 100 RBI in each of the past four seasons. In extending his hit streak to 11 games, Ortiz raised his wRC+ to 171 on the season, alongside a stout .322/.412/.637 line.

August 21, 2016 01:29 AM
Red Sox's David Ortiz: Homers to propel Red Sox over Tigers on Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ortiz went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer in a 3-2 victory over the Tigers on Saturday.

His back is apparently feeling better. The veteran slugger left Friday's game with some upper back stiffness, but he returned to the lineup Saturday. Ortiz has a seven-game hitting streak and is 5-for-7 with a pair of bombs in this series versus Detroit.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Sanchez (Career)940 .556.615.444
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
9/29@NYY1000010
9/30TOR4121300
10/1TOR2010010
10/2TOR4000000
10/6@CLE4010000
10/7@CLE4000000
10/10CLE1000120
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
1993R-Seattle612013753171731344411.264.373.463
1994R-Mariners531671441101220144614.245.305.353
1995R-Mariners481843061184437235220.332.403.538
1996A-Wisconsin1294858915634218935210834.322.390.511
1997AAA-Salt Lake1042591041021101.214.250.524
1997AA-New Britain6925840832221456217826.322.379.585
1997A-Ft. Myers6123945791501358225321.331.385.556
1998AAA-Salt Lake11375930263900.243.300.486
1999AAA-Salt Lake13047685150353301107910522.315.412.590
2001AA-New Britain9373940013900.243.293.351
2001A-Fort Myers130000001--00.000.250.000
2001R-Twins4103400013110.400.538.400
2008AAA-Pawtucket394300353200.333.5001.333
2008AA-Portland382200012100.250.400.250
2013AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox618340014--600.222.222.389
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/230
Birthdate:
11/18/1975
Age:
45
Hometown:
Santo Domingo, DR
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Boston Red Sox
College:

MLB Experience:
20
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
2016: AL RBI Leader