David Ortiz RUMORS & NEWS

  • David Ortiz might join Red Sox broadcast team this season

    WEEI Boston "There are two ways to interpret David Ortiz’s beach selfie from over the weekend: Either the slugger is enjoying his retirement, or he misses baseball dearly and wants affirmation that he made the right decision to walk away. Regardless, Ortiz will be around Fenway Park this season –– and may..." February 23

  • Pedro Martinez Still Thinks David Ortiz Will Come Back This Season

    12 Up "​Say what now?! Last season, fans across baseball were forced to say goodbye to one of the league's best, as David Ortiz called it a career after an amazing 20 seasons in the MLB. However, many believed that Big Papi simply could not stay away from the game, and would return eventually. If..." February 22

  • Hanley quashes rumors of Ortiz return: 'David's not coming back'

    Boston Herald "Wearing a No. 34 David Ortiz t-shirt, Hanley Ramirez strolled into the Red Sox clubhouse on Thursday morning and took his place at Ortiz’s old locker, which now belongs to Ramirez. “He told me he talked to the clubhouse guys because he wants me so bad to be a leader and be what he was to that..." February 16

  • David Ortiz keeps teasing about comeback, this time in front of Super Bowl parade

    CBS Sports "Red Sox legend David Ortiz retired from his baseball-playing career after last season. He announced it before the season started and had a retirement tour throughout the season. He's never said anything publicly to lead anyone to believe he'll come back, but many people -- namely Pedro Martinez --..." February 07

  • David Ortiz’s number to be retired on June 23

    Hardball Talk "The Boston Red Sox have announced that David Ortiz’s number 34 will be retired in a ceremony on June 23, at Fenway Park. Ortiz’s number will be the tenth to officially be retired by the Red Sox, following Bobby Doerr (1); Joe Cronin (4); Jonny Pesky (6); Carl Yastrzemski (8); Ted Williams (9);..." January 26

  • Pedro Martinez thinks David Ortiz will return to Red Sox

    Larry Brown Sports "David Ortiz is retired, at least for now, but a former Boston Red Sox teammate doesn’t think that will last. Pedro Martinez told WEEI’s “Trenni & Tomase” that he won’t believe Ortiz is retired until he sees the slugger sit out an entire season. “David says he’s retired,” Martinez said, via..." January 22

  • Red Sox aim to 'cement' future role for David Ortiz

    Providence Journal "Aside from a tour of the team's player-development facility in El Toro, just outside Santo Domingo, the aim of the visit by the Red Sox ownership group to the Dominican Republic next week will be to discuss a role in the organization for David Ortiz. (That role will be of the non-playing..." January 21

  • David Ortiz: 'My playing time has already expired'

    ESPN "David Ortiz says he is happily retired from baseball and that despite rumors to the contrary, his decision will not change. "My playing time has already expired," Ortiz told ESPN Deportes. The 41-year-old slugger said that for the first time in more than two decades, he is not physically..." January 16

  • David Ortiz Reportedly Hasn’t Expressed Interest In World Baseball Classic

    NESN "It seems David Ortiz is enjoying his retirement. The former Boston Red Sox designated hitter has been appearing in a multitude of commercials, and despite his cliffhanger tweet Monday night, it appears he’s not planning on returning to the diamond. Not even to play for his home country...." January 11

  • David Ortiz launches Red Sox fans into frenzy by cryptically tweeting at Boston Globe

    WEEI Boston "Red Sox fans can’t quit David Ortiz. It’s understandable. What makes far less sense is the frenzy Ortiz whipped them into on Monday night when he tweeted a blank message at the Boston Globe. What did he mean to say? That he’s coming out of retirement to lead the Red Sox to one more World..." January 10

  • Should we still believe David Ortiz will stay retired?

    Boston Globe "While David Ortiz keeps teasing us with tweets about a possible return, the Red Sox seem to be doing the same in their own way. Though president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski has stated that he doesn’t believe Ortiz wants to return in 2017 — despite Ortiz expressing excitement about..." December 11

  • Dombrowski: 'If Ortiz wanted to come back, he would call'

    Providence Journal "Whether or not David Ortiz is serious about thinking about a return, Dave Dombrowski knows better than to ask. "I wouldn't want to reach out to him," the Red Sox president said. "I wouldn't want to keep bothering him." Ortiz responded to Boston's blockbuster trade for Chris Sale with an..." December 08

  • David Ortiz posts about comeback on Instagram

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Red Sox’s addition of Chris Sale via trade on Tuesday has David Ortiz contemplating a comeback. That’s according to the slugger’s Instagram account. Ortiz posted a photo on Instagram Tuesday of Sale, whom the Red Sox acquired from the White Sox. In his caption, Ortiz wrote, “My god..." December 07

  • Yankees writers give Red Sox's David Ortiz his only 1st- and 2nd-place votes for 2016 AL MVP

    Mass Live "Yankees beat writer Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News gave David Ortiz his only first-place vote for the 2016 AL MVP. New York Post's George A. King III gave Ortiz his only second-place vote. Mike Trout won the AL MVP, finishing with 356 points. Runner-up Mookie Betts received 311..." November 18

  • Red Sox look internally, short term for David Ortiz's replacement

    ESPN "The Red Sox might replace retiring designated hitter David Ortiz internally or with a short-term free agent, rather than pursue one of the prominent long-term options on the market, Boston's president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski told reporters at the MLB general managers meetings on..." November 08

  • Red Sox exercise 2017 contract option on David Ortiz, ‘as a formality’

    CBS Sports "Red Sox DH/warrior-poet David Ortiz is retiring, of course, after authoring one of the great final seasons in baseball history. He's also very likely going to wind up as a first-ballot Hall of Famer. But, you know, just in case the Red Sox on Thursday announced this regarding Big Papi, among..." November 04

  • David Ortiz, Kris Bryant win 2016 Hank Aaron Awards for best hitter in each league

    CBS Sports "Wednesday evening at Progressive Field, Red Sox icon David Ortiz and Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant were announced as the winners of the 2016 Hank Aaron Award. The award is given annually to the players deemed the best hitters in their league. Ortiz, who retired following the 2016 season, hit..." October 27

  • Former Red Sox trainer: Ortiz was 'playing on stumps'

    WEEI Boston "The message boomed across the Red Sox' trainers' room one August afternoon. "Danny-yel! Danny-yel!" echoed a familar voice. "You're screwed!" Red Sox coordinator of sports medicine services Dan Dyrek, along with 20 or so Red Sox players getting ready for that night's game, had no idea what..." October 21

  • The David Ortiz farewell stirs pride, sadness in Dominican Republic

    ESPN "As the city of Boston mourns both the ousting of their Boston Red Sox from the playoffs, as well as the end of the professional career of David Ortiz, it's worthwhile to know that Boston isn't alone in that feeling of sad nostalgia. Though there are a number of successful baseball players from..." October 13

  • How will the Red Sox fill the void of David Ortiz in 2017?

    USA Today "Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell likened his team’s three-game sweep at the hands of the Cleveland Indians to face-planting into a brick wall. Tuesday, Farrell found out he’ll be around for the recovery, as club President Dave Dombrowski said Farrell would return in 2017. “He is all set, and..." October 12

  • David Ortiz, ex-Boston Red Sox DH, can 'probably write his job title' with club, Dave Dombrowski says

    Mass Live "David Ortiz's 20-year career came to an end last night when Indians completed a three-game sweep over the Boston Red Sox in the ALDS. Ortiz finished with a career .286 batting average, .380 on-base percentage, .552 slugging percentage, .931 OPS, 2,472 hits, 541 homers, 632 doubles, 19 triples..." October 11

  • A-Rod: Ortiz needs to be around baseball 'the next 40 years'

    Fox Sports "The Boston Red Sox lost to the Cleveland Indians Monday night, 4-3, at Fenway Park in Game 3 of the ALDS. The win completed the sweep for the Indians, as they will go to face the Toronto Blue Jays in the ALCS. What it also means is the end of David Ortiz's incredible career." October 11

  • Red Sox to retire David Ortiz’s No. 34

    Boston Globe "David Ortiz’s No. 34 will be retired early next season, the Red Sox announced during an extensive ceremony held in honor of the retiring star prior to Sunday’s final regular-season game. Several gifts were bestowed as well, including signs for a bridge and road in Boston that will be named in..." October 02

  • David Ortiz’ dad didn’t want son to announce his retirement

    Boston Herald "If it were up to Big Papi’s papi, David Ortiz wouldn’t have announced his retirement before the season began. Leo Ortiz has flown up from the Dominican Republic to witness the Sox’ farewell to his son, but would have counseled against the preseason proclamation that 2016 would be his final year." October 02

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