MLB

Boston Red Sox
2014 Avg.
.239
 
Career Avg.
.286
Name  David Ortiz
Born  11/18/1975
Height  6-4
Weight  230
Number  34
Position  DH
Bats  L
Throws  L
4/19/2014 7:19:00 PM
Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz went 2-for-4 with a solo home run Saturday against Baltimore.
Insight: Ortiz is only hitting .239 with a .719 OPS so far. The DH has hit .309 or better the last three seasons so we're confident he'll turn it around.
 
Cold4/18/2014 6:43:00 PM
Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz is not in the lineup Friday against Baltimore.
Insight: Mike Napoli is starting at DH with Mike Carp getting the nod at first base. A 1-for-20 slump has dropped Ortiz's batting average to .222.
 
4/12/2014 9:28:00 AM
Description: Boston DH David Ortiz is a career .588 hitter (10-for-17) versus Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda.
Insight: Ortiz is batting .286 this spring with a pair of homers and eight RBI. The Red Sox DH is a career .318 hitter against the Yankees and a .316 in Yankee Stadium. Start him.
 
4/9/2014 8:19:00 PM
Description: Boston DH David Ortiz socked a go-ahead three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning Wednesday against the Rangers.
Insight: It was Ortiz' second homer of the season. He also had a double. The DH has been dealing with some calf tightness but it isn't considered serious at this time.
 
4/6/2014 11:06:00 AM
Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz is back in the lineup after getting Saturday's game off, according to Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe.
Insight: Ortiz got in a pinch-hitting appearance in Saturday's 11-inning loss to the Brewers. He's hitting .333 with one homer and one strikeout this season.
 
4/5/2014 3:47:00 PM
Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz is not in Saturday night's starting lineup versus Milwaukee.
Insight: Ortiz is off quickly this season, batting .353 in the early going. It appears to just be a day off. Mike Napoli is the DH and Mike Carp is at first.
 
4/2/2014 10:38:00 PM
Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz smacked a two-run homer off Ubaldo Jimenez of the Orioles Wednesday for his first of the year.
Insight: Ortiz hit 30 homers last season and has batted at least .309 in three straight years. Health is the only concern with the 38-year-old Red Sox DH.
 
3/31/2014 12:28:00 PM
Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz could be in for a rough afternoon Monday against Orioles starter Chris Tillman.
Insight: Ortiz has never figured out Tillman, hitting just .063 against him in 16 at bats. Overall, Tillman went 3-1 in six starts versus Boston last season with a 2.65 ERA
 
3/23/2014 4:57:00 PM
Description: The Red Sox and designated hitter David Ortiz have agreed to a one-year contract extension. SOURCE: Gordon Edes, ESPN Boston
Insight: An announcement is expected to be made on Monday. According to reports, Ortiz's 2015 salary will pay him $16 million so he's getting a slight raise. He's our 74th ranked fantasy player heading into the 2014 campaign.
 
3/21/2014 8:13:00 PM
Description: Boston DH David Ortiz is close to signing a one-year contract extension. SOURCE: Sean McAdam, Comcast Sportsnet New England
Insight: It's supposedly "in the neighborhood" of $15 million, which is how much Ortiz will make in 2014. There was never any question that Ortiz would finish his career in Boston. He's hit at least .300 in each of his last three seasons.
 
2/2/2014 11:34:00 AM
Description: Veteran designated hitter David Ortiz has softened his demands after calling the Red Sox out during a television appearance last week. SOURCE: Rob Bradford, WEEI
Insight: Who is Papi kidding? He's not going anywhere. The reigning World Series MVP says all he's looking for is a one-year extension. The Red Sox don't want Ortiz (.309, 30 HR, 103 RBI in 2013) to leave either so we'd expect the two sides to come to an agreement sooner rather than later.
 
1/27/2014 9:01:00 PM
Description: For the first time, Boston DH David Ortiz acknowledged that he could play elsewhere if the Red Sox don't honor his request for a multi-year contract. SOURCE: ESPN Boston
Insight: It may sound like Ortiz is being pushy but after winning the World Series MVP, he deserves to be compensated. We can't imagine Ortiz playing for another team and it's likely the two sides will work out a deal before Papi reaches free agency.
 
12/13/2013 9:10:00 PM
Description: The Red Sox and DH David Ortiz are working on a contract extension that will allow him to retire in Boston. SOURCE: Rob Bradford, WEEI
Insight: Ortiz is entering the final year of a two-year contract. Even in his late 30s, Papi remains one of the game's most productive hitters. Last season he led the majors in intentional walks (27).
 
Hot10/28/2013 12:48:00 PM
Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz will start at first base in Game 5 of the World Series Saturday in St. Louis.
Insight: Considering how he's pounding the ball, there was no decision to be made. When you are batting a stunning .727 with a 2.114 OPS you play - period. Mike Napoli, who has been taking a few ground balls at third base, will come off the bench.
 
Hot10/25/2013 9:07:00 PM
Description: Red Sox manager John Farrell confirmed that David Ortiz will start at first base in Game 3 of the World Series Saturday in St. Louis, according to Scott Miller of CBSSports.com.
Insight: Ortiz went 4-for-7 (.571) with a pair of home runs and five RBI in the first two games of the series (he also had a grand slam robbed by Carlos Beltran in Game 1). Mike Napoli will move to the bench in Game 3.
 
Hot10/25/2013 10:07:00 AM
Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz figures to be the starting 1B when the World Series shifts to St. Louis for Game 3.
Insight: Ortiz is 4-for-7 (.571) with a pair of home runs and five RBI in the first two games of the series and no manager in his right mind would leave his best hitter on the bench. He started at first base six times during the season. Mike Napoli will likely move to the bench.
 
10/24/2013 11:05:00 AM
Description: Red Sox DH/1B David Ortiz produced big numbers in Game 1 of the World Series after struggling against Detroit in the ALCS.
Insight: Ortiz rebounded from a .091 ALCS (2-for-22) by matching that hit total in the opener. It will be interesting to see what happens when the series moves to St. Louis and there is no DH as the team's everyday first baseman, Mike Napoli, knocked in three runs in the opener and was clutch in the ALCS.
 
10/21/2013 8:11:00 PM
Description: The Red Sox will go with David Ortiz at first base when the World Series shifts to St. Louis for Games 3-5. SOURCE: Scott Lauber, Boston Herald
Insight: Boston's usual first baseman, Mike Napoli, should make a few late inning cameos. Ortiz played first base just six times during the regular season.
 
Cold10/19/2013 11:12:00 AM
Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz only has two hits in the ALCS but he could be in for a big night Saturday against Max Scherzer.
Insight: Somehow, Papi is hitting .467 against the soon-to-be AL Cy Young winner. He hasn't driven in a run since Game 2 when he knocked Joaquin Benoit's first-pitch offfering out of the park for a game-tying grand slam.
 
Hot10/15/2013 10:42:00 AM
Description: Boston DH David Ortiz is a career .370 hitter (10-for-27) with two home runs and a 1.174 OPS against Detroit right-hander Justin Verlander.
Insight: Big Papi put together a solid September and has continued to swing a big bat in the postseason going 6-for-20 with three long balls and seven RBI. He's one of the few players who apparently doesn't mind facing the Tigers' ace.
 

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DUR 1
 
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MIA 0
CHA 2
 
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CLE 6
TOR 4
 
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DET 2
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NYM 3
ATL 3
 
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MIA 1
SEA 2
 
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PIT 1
MIL 0
 
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WAS 0
STL 2
 
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TAM 0
NYY 1
 
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KAN 0
MIN 3
 
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CHC 0
CIN 0
 
2nd
TEX 0
CWS 0
 
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PHI
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4th
SAN 90
DAL 85
 
1st
MIA 0
CHA 2
 
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WAS
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Final
NYR 2
PHI 4
1st
BOS 1
DET 0
 
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NOR 6
DUR 1