David Ortiz RUMORS & NEWS

  • Twins GM reflects on releasing Papi in 2003

    MLB.com "Rarely are there do-overs in life, but Bill Murray's 1993 film "Groundhog Day" offered a scenario where a person can receive multiple chances to get a day right before moving forward. In the spirit of Groundhog Day, MLB.com is taking a look at one move each general manager would like a do-over..." February 03

  • It's time the Red Sox ditch Yawkey Way and honor David Ortiz instead

    Over The Monster "Dodger Stadium is no longer located on Elysian Park Avenue. Thanks to a Los Angeles City Council vote, it now lives on Vin Scully Avenue, as the street has been renamed in honor of the longtime announcer who is as central to the team's history as basically anyone who has ever put on their uniform...." February 01

  • Will David Ortiz be a Red Sox problem at 40?

    Over The Monster "David Ortiz has made a whole career out of defying the odds, something Red Sox fans have long gotten used to at this point. Originally acquired off waivers to back up Jeremy Giambi in 2003, Ortiz is still swatting home runs at a near-unparalleled level for Boston 12 years later. Although I..." January 20

  • Ortiz preparing for 'monster season' before retirement

    The Score "If David Ortiz's career has told us anything, his 20th and final season will have a flair for the dramatic. Arguably one of the most clutch hitters of all time, the Boston Red Sox slugger announced in November that he will retire at the end of the 2016 season. With a World Series title..." January 11

  • Ortiz not expecting farewell tour like Jeter, Rivera

    MLB.com "David Ortiz felt it was important to give his fans and the Red Sox fair notice that he is retiring at the end of the 2016 season. But he didn't do it to set up the type of lavish ceremonies around the Major Leagues that Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter experienced. Does Ortiz think teams will..." December 06

  • David Ortiz insists hatchet is buried with David Price, and that only makes sense

    Boston Herald "For the better part of two years, David Ortiz and David Price have wanted to throw one another off the Zakim Bridge. Now, Ortiz insists, their problems are water under it. "Everything is fine, man. Everything is fine," Ortiz said as his eighth annual charity golf event teed off tonight,..." December 04

  • David Ortiz: 'No regrets' about decision to retire after 2016 season

    Boston Herald "For the first time since he announced his plans to retire after next season in a two-minute video on The Players' Tribune web site, David Ortiz answered a few questions about why he made the decision. "It's a process and not a decision you make from day to night," the legendary Red Sox..." December 03

  • Is David Ortiz a Hall of Famer?

    Hardball Talk "I predict that between today — when David Ortiz announced that 2016 will be his last year — and next October, when Ortiz’s career ends, there will be no fewer than 11,467 posts, columns and articles asking whether Ortiz deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. So, why waste time? Let’s beat the..." November 18

  • Report: David Ortiz retiring after 2016 season

    USA Today "Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz will retire at the end of the 2016 season, according to Fox Sports, ending a 19-year career in which he became a New England legend for his postseason heroics. Ortiz, who turns 40 on Wednesday, finished 2015 with 503 career home runs, cementing his status as..." November 17

  • Mutant-Killing David Ortiz Mod In ‘Fallout 4’ Not Cool With MLB

    NESN "There’s a fun modification in the new “Fallout 4” video game that allows users to play as a spiked-bat wielding character in David Ortiz’s Boston Red Sox uniform. But Major League Baseball doesn’t think it’s very fun. “The use of these marks is an infringement of our rights. We plan to enforce..." November 17

  • David Ortiz backs Red Sox in request that Hanley Ramirez slim down

    Boston Herald "David Ortiz tries not to be a defiant man, not unless he has to be, but almost never when it contradicts the best interest of the Red Sox. And so he’s able to set aside his brotherly-like relationship with Hanley Ramirez, whom he will train alongside during the offseason in the Dominican..." November 12

  • Red Sox likely to shut down Ortiz for final 4 games

    The Score "Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz has likely taken his final swing of the 2015 season. With four games remaining and the team already eliminated from the postseason, interim manager Torey Lovullo hinted that Ortiz might be unofficially shut down. "Some general soreness, the body..." October 02

  • David Ortiz: “I earned my [expletive]”

    WEEI Boston "It was one seemingly innocuous at-bat. A simple first-inning fly ball to left field in Game No. 155. But for David Ortiz it certainly held some significance. The plate appearance was the 39-year-old’s 600th for his season, triggering the final stage of his option for 2016. By stepping to the..." September 28

  • Ortiz ties record for most 100-RBI seasons in Red Sox history

    The Score "David Ortiz is continuing to establish himself as one of the greatest power hitters in Boston Red Sox history. Ortiz reached the 100-RBI plateau for the ninth time as a Red Sox after belting a two-run shot Thursday against the Tampa Bay Rays, tying the mark held by Ted Williams." September 25

  • David Ortiz would like to be a porn star if he wasn’t an MLB player

    Larry Brown Sports "We are all very fortunate that David Ortiz is still playing professional baseball for the Boston Red Sox. Otherwise, the risk of us stumbling upon him naked on camera might increase dramatically. In a lighthearted feature called “What the (Blank)?” that is run by The Players Tribune, athletes..." September 23

  • Ortiz not a 'slam dunk' for Hall of Fame

    CSN New England "Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz became the 27th player in MLB history to hit 500 career home runs on Saturday. But does it help his Hall of Fame case? While some expect Big Papi to be enshrined into Cooperstown when it's all said and done, Dan Shaughnessy - who admits that he doesn't vote..." September 14

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    Tim Britton @TimBritton

    Lovullo on Ortiz: “He is not playing tomorrow. I’m sure he’ll celebrate tonight.”

  • David Ortiz hits 500th career home run

    CBS Sports "Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz homered twice on Saturday, giving him 34 on the season and -- far more importantly -- 500 in his career. That means he's the 27th man in baseball history to join the exclusive 500 Home Run club. Here are where things stand in the club (active players in..." September 13

  • How high up the HR chart will Ortiz climb?

    CSN New England "Now that No. 500 is almost here, how much higher up the home run chart will David Ortiz finish? It's quite likely that Ortiz will get to No. 500 before the Red Sox return home from their current nine-game, three-city road trip. Heck, the way he's going, he could reach the milestone this..." September 11

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    Brian MacPherson @brianmacp

    David Ortiz left the game with tightness in his right calf.

  • Tom Brady Big Papi Is Happy I'm Not Suspended

    TMZ "Tom Brady has some big support coming his way after beating Roger Goodell and the NFL in court on Thursday ... but David Ortiz may be the biggest supporter of them all. As our friends at BSO pointed out ... Papi posted a tweet after hearing the news of Brady's 4-game suspension being lifted ......" September 05

  • David Ortiz is more likely to be boned in Hall of Fame voting for being a DH than for PED stuff

    Hardball Talk "I’ll preface this by saying — though I presume most of you know that I think this anyway — that whatever stock you put in David Ortiz‘s PED associations, I do not think they should enter into his Hall of Fame candidacy one iota. To the extent there is stuff on him it’s generally weak stuff about..." September 03

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    Tim Britton @TimBritton

    Ortiz had left heel tightness.

  • David Ortiz pushed the Red Sox to sign Nelson Cruz

    The Outside Corner "The Boston Red Sox season is all but lost as the club sits 13 games under .500 at 52-65, placing them dead last in the American League East. One of the teams biggest offseason moves was signing left fielder Hanley Ramirez to a monster four-year $88 million contract, a deal which has so far..." August 17

  • Ortiz continues to show Mariners what they missed

    CSN New England "A 16-year-old Dominican kid stepped up to the plate just around the corner from his home and took his swings in the batter's box. One ball left the field. Then another. And another. It didn't take long for the only scout in attendance to realize the kid he was watching had a chance to be..." August 16

  • David Ortiz’s 2016 Option Vests

    MLB Trade Rumors "Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz doubled in his 425th plate appearance of the season today, triggering his 2016 option in the process, tweets Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald. The option is for an $11MM base salary and increases by $1MM for 475, 500, 525, 575, and 600 plate appearances...." August 09

  • David Ortiz closing in on $11 million 2016 vesting option: ‘I earned it’

    WEEI Boston "After 10 more plate appearances, David Ortiz will guarantee himself another season in a Red Sox uniform. While it it’s unlikely the Red Sox wouldn’t pick up his $10 million team option, he’s now just 10 plate appearances shy of the 425 needed to guarantee his $11 million vesting option for..." August 06

  • David Ortiz is not convinced A-Rod playing PED-free right now

    New York Post "Alex Rodriguez has stunned much of the baseball world with his resurgent season and last week insisted he was clean. His former friend David Ortiz has taken notice of Rodriguez’s season, and the fact that Yankees fans have embraced him again, but his praise was somewhat muted. “It is what it..." August 05

  • David Price Says David Ortiz Isn’t Same Hitter; Albert Pujols Disagrees

    NESN "David Price and David Ortiz aren’t exactly the best of friends. Let’s just say they have some history together. So, when Price was asked before Tuesday’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game whether Ortiz is the same hitter he once was, it wasn’t overly surprising that the Detroit Tigers..." July 15

  • David Ortiz not happy about playing first base

    WEEI Boston "While it sure sounds like the Red Sox would like to continue their integration of David Ortiz at first base, the 39 year old sounds less than enthusiastic about the proposition of making it a regular occurrence. Speaking prior with WEEI.com prior to the Red Sox‘ game with the Marlins Wednesday..." July 08

  • David Ortiz plays first base at Fenway for first time in nine years

    CBS Sports "Red Sox warrior-poet David Ortiz did something on Sunday that he hasn't done in almost a decade. To wit, he played first base at Fenway for the first time since Aug. 5, 2006 Typically, Big Papi wields a glove only in interleague road games (and, of late, only with a right-hander on the mound..." July 05

  • David Ortiz pretends to eject umpire after he's thrown out

    CBS Sports "In an alternate universe somewhere, perhaps Major League Baseball players have the power to eject umpires from games. In this universe, they only can pretend. So, it was far from official Saturday night when Red Sox star David Ortiz "ejected" umpire Bruce Dreckman shortly after Dreckman ejected..." June 21

  • David Ortiz says he wouldn’t agree to trade

    Boston Globe "The trade deadline is July 31 but one player who definitely won’t be changing teams is Red Sox slugger David Ortiz. Even if Ortiz starts hitting again in a way that would make him attractive to other teams, along with his postseason résumé, he said he would never waive his 10/5 rights in order..." June 19

  • David Ortiz upset over benching: 'I’m not the manager'

    Sporting News "Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz has had a tough couple of weeks. He got called "washed up" by a reporter, which he took offense to, and on Wednesday he was benched against the Orioles. Boston's manager John Farrell said Ortiz's benching was due to the fact the Orioles were starting a..." June 11

  • David Ortiz: ‘I’m not washed up — I guarantee you that’

    WEEI Boston "Reports of David Ortiz’s demise are a little premature — at least according to David Ortiz. A few days after Ortiz failed to show his usual spark when asked by Steve Burton of WBZ-TV if he was washed up, the designated hitter was far more firm in his response Saturday. “I’m not washed up,”..." June 08

  • David Ortiz Brushes Aside Talk Of Being ‘Washed Up’ As Red Sox Struggle

    NESN "The obituary is written. The man’s career just won’t die. David Ortiz’s future has been questioned several times in recent years, most notably in 2009, when the Red Sox slugger hit .185 with one homer and a .570 OPS through his first 46 games. Concerns are starting to percolate again, but..." June 03

  • David Ortiz has no timetable for retirement: 'I'll keep on trying'

    ESPN Boston "Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz has slipped into a deep slump, one that caused manager John Farrell to give him back-to-back games off last week. And the whispers are growing louder that this does not represent another slow start for Ortiz, but is instead the onrushing twilight of a great..." June 03

  • David Ortiz out of Red Sox lineup for ‘couple of days’

    Boston Herald "David Ortiz will be out of the Red Sox lineup for a "couple of days," manager John Farrell said in an interview on WEEI this afternoon. Ortiz is hitting just .216 and has been mired in a slump. He is just 3-for-his-last-29." May 28

  • David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia Hold Players-Only Meeting After Loss

    NESN "The Boston Red Sox are reeling. After beginning the season 7-3, the team has lost three consecutive games and eight of its last 10 on the way down to the AL East cellar. The offense, projected to be prolific, has stumbled. The pitching never even gained a foothold to stumble from. So it..." May 10

  • David Ortiz loses appeal, will serve one-game suspension tonight vs. Blue Jays

    Mass Live "David Ortiz won't be the lineup tonight for the Boston Red Sox against the Toronto Blue Jays. According to WEEI.com's Rob Bradford, Ortiz lost his appeal and will serve the one-game suspension tonight in Toronto." May 09

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    Rob Bradford @bradfo

    Source: Ortiz suspended for tonight's game. Loses appeal

  • Ortiz not happy Red Sox offered his autographs for A-Rod's 660th HR ball

    CBS Sports "Last Friday, Alex Rodriguez hit his 660th career home run, tying Willie Mays for fourth place on the all-time list. He hit the homer at Fenway Park and the fan who caught the ball, a local man named Mike Shuster, said he wouldn't give it to A-Rod. The Yankees tried and failed to get the ball..." May 05

  • David Ortiz appeals 1-game suspension for bumping umpire

    ESPN Boston "David Ortiz remained in the Boston Red Sox lineup Tuesday night as he appealed the one-game suspension handed down by Major League Baseball for "making contact" with umpire John Tumpane in Sunday's game against the Baltimore Orioles. "We got rules, man, they got to do what they got to do,"..." April 22

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    Sean McAdam @Sean_McAdam

    Ortiz suspended for one game after making contact with home plate umpire Sunday.

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    Ian Browne @IanMBrowne

    Nava in right instead of Victorino. Napoli at first. Papi sits.

  • David Ortiz Has Never 'Knowingly' Took Any Steroids

    The Player's Tribune "I was ready to shoot somebody, man. Literally. I was sleeping at my house in the Dominican this winter when I heard a banging on my front door at 7:30 in the morning. Now, I got security. My kids and family are sleeping in the house. I wasn’t expecting anyone. Who in the hell is banging on my..." March 28

  • David Ortiz feels "all right" testing his wheels

    WEEI Boston "The sight of David Ortiz‘s maple bat exploding violently is not what captured the attention of Red Sox manager John Farrell in the slugger’s second at-bat Thursday at JetBlue Park. It was the sight of him legging out a fielder’s choice that drove in Mookie Betts from third base. The ball..." March 26

  • David Ortiz says he won't follow new rule

    Toronto Sun "Don't count Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz as a big fan of baseball's new speed-up-the-game plan. "When you come out of the box, you're thinking about what the guy is trying to do," Ortiz said in reaction to the rule, which states the batter must have at least one foot in the box..." March 05

  • Ortiz: 'Things not good anymore' with A-Rod

    ESPN Boston "Once the best of friends, David Ortiz has not spoken with Alex Rodriguez since Rodriguez’s lawyer appeared to indirectly implicate Ortiz as a PED user in a radio interview. Ortiz said their friendship has not survived that controversy. “No, dude,’’ he said Wednesday afternoon. “I don’t..." February 26

  • Red Sox's Ortiz calls B.S. at MLB pace rules

    ESPN Boston "Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz launched a vivid and occasionally hilarious rant against baseball's new pace of play rules, especially the one that stipulates a batter keep one foot in the box at all times [with some exceptions]. "Is that new?'' Ortiz asked about the foot-in-box rule. "It..." February 25

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