David Ortiz RUMORS & NEWS

  • David Ortiz three-run homer rallies Red Sox past Rangers, 4-2

    Boston Globe "David Ortiz came through big when it mattered and the Red Sox came away with a win over the Rangers 4-2 in the rubber game of the three game series at Fenway. Ortiz crushed a three-run homer on a 1-1 pitch off Rangers lefty reliever Neal Cotts into the right field seats to give the Red Sox a..." April 10

  • Ortiz Reportedly Got Paid For Obama Selfie

    Real GM Baseball "David Ortiz's now infamous selfie with President Barack Obama at the White House on Tuesday may not have been spontaneous. The Boston Red Sox, who won the 2013 World Series, were honored by the president during the off-day. Ortiz's selfie is now showing up in social media posts promoted by..." April 02

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    Brian MacPherson @brianmacp

    No David Ortiz in the lineup today. Had been dealing with calf soreness. (This is why you keep Mike Carp.)

  • Red Sox extend slugger Ortiz through 2015

    Boston Herald "The monotony of spring training had gotten to David Ortiz. After another hitless game in a month filled with 0-fers, the iconic Red Sox slugger admitted yesterday he’s bored with the exhibition schedule. And then there was the matter of his long-held desire to add one more year to his contract...." March 24

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    Gordon Edes @GordonEdes

    Source: Sox, Ortiz reach deal on extension just north of $15 million. Deal could be announced tomorrow

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    MLB @MLB

    The @RedSox and @davidortiz are close to finalizing a 1-year, $15 million extension, sources tell @IanMBrowne.

  • Extension for Ortiz? Not yet, but closing in

    ESPN.com "Manager John Farrell was just wrapping up his afternoon session with reporters Thursday when Sox CEO Larry Lucchino came down onto the field where the Sox were about to begin their pregame stretch and sought out David Ortiz. After a brief conversation, Ortiz left the field, asking for..." March 21

  • David Ortiz would love a gay teammate, says ‘it’s the (expletive) 21st century man, get over it’

    Boston Herald "If an openly gay player emerges on the Red Sox this season, it’s possible that the late mother of David Ortiz will have played a role in creating a welcoming environment. Ortiz, speaking yesterday about having an openly gay teammate, said that his mother, Angela, taught him a valuable lesson..." March 01

  • Red Sox CEO: David Ortiz contract extension a priority

    USA Today "Larry Lucchino, president and CEO of the Boston Red Sox, hopes to keep David Ortiz with the Red Sox for the duration of his career, he disclosed Friday at their training camp. The Red Sox and Ortiz met Thursday to talk about a contract extension, Lucchino said, which likely will be one year for..." February 22

  • David Ortiz, brass talk deal

    Boston Herald "David Ortiz and the Red Sox are talking contract, and both sides would like to reach a resolution before the season begins. A source confirmed a WEEI.com report that the sides have opened discussions. Ortiz and his agent, Fernando Cuza, met with members of ownership as well as the front..." February 21

  • The case for extending David Ortiz

    ESPN.com "Here's why the Boston Red Sox should give David Ortiz a contract extension: It makes good business sense to do so. Now that's counterintuitive to how the argument is usually framed: Ortiz is 38, the Sox already have him under contract for 2014, no need to do anything now, no one else is going..." February 19

  • Ortiz on critics: "Every time I talk about my contract, I earn it, (bleep)"

    Boston Herald "David Ortiz hit bombs in the batting cage this morning and then dropped a few on his critics. The slugging DH is back in camp for his 11th season with the Red Sox, and he's ready to do damage after an historic World Series that saw him take home MVP honors while hitting .688. As the..." February 19

  • Dustin Pedroia on WEEI podcast: David Ortiz should be given ‘whatever he wants’

    WEEI Boston "Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia joined WEEI’s Rob Bradford on Monday to discuss David Ortiz‘€™s desire for a multi-year contract extension, Jacoby Ellsbury defecting to the Yankees and other offseason news. To hear the interview, go to the WEEI audio on demand page. Ortiz told Steve..." January 29

  • David Ortiz well worth price

    Boston Herald "No one spends other people’s money quite like a sports fan (or journalist, to be fair). The Red Sox need a stopgap catcher until one of the pups arrives? Sign Brian McCann for six years and whatever it takes! Starting pitching looks a little thin? Masahiro Tanaka can be yours, sight unseen, for..." January 29

  • Ortiz ready to move on if Red Sox don't want him

    Fox Sports "David Ortiz has enjoyed 11 successful seasons in Boston. The slugger hopes to remain with the Red Sox for several more, although he acknowledged Sunday that baseball is a business. Ortiz, who is slated to become a free agent next offseason, said on Boston CBS4′s Sports Final on Sunday that he..." January 28

  • David Ortiz angling for multiyear deal

    ESPN.com "World Series MVP David Ortiz, who turned 38 in November, said in a TV interview that aired Sunday night that he would like to retire as a member of the Boston Red Sox, but said if the club did not offer him another long-term deal, it was "time to move on." Asked how much longer he expected to..." January 27

  • David Ortiz on his contract status, Boston’s offseason and more Hot Stove moves

    SI.com "Fresh off a spectacular 2013 season in which he reached 2,000 career hits, slugged 30 home runs and batted nearly .700 in helping the Red Sox win the World Series, designated hitter David Ortiz said this week that he is hopeful that he and the club will agree to extend his contract through the..." January 22

  • Alex Rodriguez should 'be honest with himself' during suspension, David Ortiz says

    Newark Star-Ledger "Wearing a leather shirt, stroking a chihuahua, David Ortiz said he hopes Alex Rodriguez will "be honest with himself" during his ban from baseball. "I heard about the suspension he's going to get and stuff," Ortiz said. "And hopefully baseball will move on and he gets to be honest with himself,..." January 22

  • Contract talks with David Ortiz will continue through season

    WEEI Boston "Appearing on The Hot Stove Show with Rob Bradford and Alex Speier Thursday night, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington confirmed that the team has had contract talks with David Ortiz, and plan on continuing the conversation throughout the upcoming season. “Probably so,” Cherington said when..." January 11

  • David Ortiz; No agreement to wait until end of season to negotiate

    WEEI Boston "David Ortiz isn’t about to wait. On the final day of his celebrity golf tournament on Sunday, Ortiz wanted to make it clear that he and his agent, Fern Cuza, won’t be restricted in trying to get an extension done before his current contract runs out at the end of the 2014 season. There had..." December 16

  • David Ortiz is talking to the Red Sox about extending his contract

    Hardball Talk "David Ortiz is under contract for $11 million in 2014, which will be his age-38 season, and Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports that the designated hitter is talking to the Red Sox about adding another year to the deal. Obviously all teams would prefer not to make unnecessary commitments to..." December 13

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    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe

    David Ortiz unanimously voted 2013 Edgar Martinez Outstanding DH of the Year. His 7th time getting award.

  • Ortiz: Yankees lost 'face of ballclub' in Cano

    ESPN Boston "David Ortiz says he thinks his Boston Red Sox will benefit from Robinson Cano joining the Seattle Mariners, calling it "great news for us" but a blow to the rival New York Yankees. Ortiz, speaking in an interview with WEEI Radio in Boston, said the Yankees lost "the face" of the team when they..." December 07

  • MLB announces 2013 Silver Slugger winners

    MLB.com "All year long, they went deep and they found the gaps, and baseball's best batsmen of 2013 connected one more time on Wednesday night, collecting The Silver Slugger Awards for their offensive performances this season. With the Yankees' Robinson Cano picking up a fourth consecutive silver bat..." November 07

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    Anthony Castrovince @castrovince

    Write-in votes put David Ortiz third in Boston mayoral race. Surprised he finished that low. #RedSox

  • Reggie Jackson has a message for World Series MVP David Ortiz: ‘There’s only one Mr. October’

    New York Daily News "Reggie Jackson is happy to praise David Ortiz, but he’s not ready to share his nickname. Jackson appeared on HuffPost Live to promote his new book, “Becoming Mr. October,” and was asked by the host, “Some people say he might be the new Mr. October. He put up some big numbers.” The host did..." November 02

  • David Ortiz becomes 14th Red Sox player to win three World Series

    Boston Herald "After the final pitch was thrown and Koji Uehara struck out Matt Carpenter for the final out of the 109th World Series, David Ortiz became only the 14th player to win at least three championships with the Red Sox -- and the first since 1918. So, Big Papi, where does 2013 rank compared to 2004..." October 31

  • David Ortiz Wins 2013 World Series MVP Award

    NESN "David Ortiz added the 2013 World Series MVP trophy to his Hall of Fame-worthy resume on Wednesday as the Boston Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in Game 6 to win the franchise’s eighth championship. The 37-year-old designated hitter was the obvious choice to win the award after..." October 31

  • Numbers suggest ‘Cooperstown’ nickname suits David Ortiz

    Boston Herald "David Ortiz’ teammates call him “Cooperstown,” and were there any doubts over his Hall of Fame worthiness before the 2013 postseason, he is dispelling them with a vengeance. Already universally hailed as the greatest designated hitter of all time, and long ago declared the greatest clutch..." October 30

  • Ortiz revs up Red Sox with bat, bark

    Boston Globe "David Ortiz could sense this World Series was starting to slip away, that his rowdy bunch of Boston Red Sox were just too quiet, too tense. Someone needed to make some noise, and soon. Who else but Big Papi? So Ortiz called his teammates together for a huddle before the sixth inning in..." October 28

  • Ortiz, Ross expected to start again in Game 5

    WEEI Boston "Red Sox manager John Farrell said after his team’s 4-2 win in Game 4 of the World Series that he expects to have David Ortiz at first base for the third straight contest in Game 5 of the World Series and that he “likely” will have catcher David Ross back in the starting lineup to work with..." October 28

  • David Ortiz' sixth inning dugout speech is the spark for Red Sox

    Boston Herald "David Ortiz spoke. The Red Sox listened. And now the World Series is anybody’s ballgame. In a season full of magical, where-did-they-come-up-with-that moments, Ortiz delivered one of the most intensely emotional last night. In a move more off an NFL sideline than the buttoned-down culture of..." October 28

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    Scott Lauber @ScottLauber

    Farrell said David Ortiz will move to first base for games in St. Louis although unsure how many of those games he will start #RedSox

  • Leyland admits he should have told Benoit to handle David Ortiz carefully

    Michigan Live "Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland said he "made a mistake that I take full responsibility for" in not telling closer Joaquin Benoit to exhibit extra care Sunday night with Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz. Ortiz's eighth-inning grand slam off Benoit turned a four-run Red Sox deficit into a..." October 15

  • Ortiz leads epic Sox rally in Game 2 win over Tigers

    USA Today "Giving up the hit that cost his team a no-hitter was as Joaquin Benoit and the rest of the Detroit Tigers were quick to point out not such a big deal. The one hit Benoit allowed Sunday was far more dramatic. The eighth-inning grand slam he allowed to David Ortiz cost his team a victory changed..." October 14

  • Ortiz talks to Price, says everything is fine

    MLB.com "Including the postseason David Ortiz has belted 445 home runs in his career. Many of them have been majestic shots that he watched and admired reminiscent of another left-handed slugger back in the day named Reggie Jackson. David Price who became thoroughly frustrated by a 7-4 loss to the Red..." October 07

  • Ellsbury, Ortiz get a chance to rest before post season

    CSN New England "Just as the Red Sox' second-to-last game of the season was about to get underway the team clinched the best record in the American League when Oakland lost to Seattle. But before that outcome John Farrell had a lineup that didn't include either outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury or DH David Ortiz...." September 29

  • Papi's seventh 30/100 season puts him in rare company

    Boston Herald "Move over Ted Williams. Stand aside Cal Ripken Jr. Make way for David Ortiz. With a three-run homer in the eighth inning of the Red Sox’ 12-3 pounding of the Baltimore Orioles last night Ortiz joined Williams as the only players in franchise history to post seven 30-homer 100-RBI seasons...." September 28

  • Surprise! David Ortiz has been Mr. Durability for Red Sox

    Boston Herald "It's Sept. 25 and David Ortiz is about to play his 135th game of the season including his second consecutive game at first base. As Red Sox surprises go that tops the list. Considering Ortiz missed the final two months of last season and all of spring training then spent the first two weeks..." September 25

  • David Ortiz powers past hit No. 2,000

    Boston Herald "The David Ortiz show was in high definition last night at Fenway Park. The Red Sox designated hitter went 3-of-5 with two home runs and four RBI and in the sixth inning of the 20-4 stampede over the Detroit Tigers — a potential playoff preview — Ortiz collected his 2000th career hit with a..." September 05

  • Slump doesn’t change David Ortiz

    Boston Herald "We use the phrase all the time without considering its derivation. But picture what “get it out of your system” actually means. There are only so many ways to sweat expectorate or . . . uh eliminate . . . whatever shouldn’t be there in the first place. The good news for David Ortiz is that he’s..." August 30

  • Big Papi defends A-Rod, 'didn't like' drilling

    USA Today "In an era of increasing intolerance for users of performance-enhancing drugs in baseball Alex Rodriguez has been the target of sharp criticism from his peers and on Sunday a fastball at his midsection from Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster. A-Rod has maintained that not everyone's against..." August 22

  • Ortiz to appeal fine for dugout incident

    Boston Globe "David Ortiz will appeal what he revealed was a $5000 fine for taking a bat to the telephone box in the visitors dugout at Camden Yards on July 27. Major League sources had told the Globe last week that Ortiz had received a "significant" fine. Ortiz said he had never heard of a fine being..." August 08

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    Nick Cafardo @nickcafardo

    After reviewing the situation today MLB has decided not to suspend David Ortiz for his dugout tirade according to a source.

  • David Ortiz outburst no joke

    Boston Herald "The Red Sox and David Ortiz really have no idea if Ortiz is going to be slapped with a suspension for his out-of-control dugout tirade Saturday night that culminated with the death of a telephone. So in classic 2013 Red Sox fashion the team and Ortiz are using the episode as a team-building..." July 29

  • David Ortiz finds some friends

    Boston Herald "For those of you who need yet more evidence that these 2013 Red Sox are a far, far cry from the sad, faceless, mailing-it-in 2012 Red Sox, we give you this: David Ortiz is not a lonely All-Star. You probably don’t remember that Ortiz was the Red Sox’ lone(ly) representative at last year’s..." July 16

  • Raul Ibanez big fan of David Ortiz

    Boston Herald "It would be stretching the truth for Mariners left fielder Raul Ibanez to say he knew in 1993 that David Ortiz would rank among the greatest designated hitters in baseball history. Still, Ibanez insists he had a hunch. Back then, Ibanez and Ortiz, who still used his mother’s original surname and..." July 12

  • Ortiz sets mark for hits by DH, Sox beat M's 11-4

    Boston Herald "It’s time to stop taking David Ortiz for granted. The Red Sox slugger last night surpassed Harold Baines for the most hits ever by a designated hitter at 1,689 with a second-inning double against the Seattle Mariners. He also owns the most homers as a DH, and added to that mark with a two-run..." July 11

  • Ortiz says he is 'done with' the Home Run Derby

    CBSSports.com "Even at age 37, Red Sox DH David Ortiz remains one of baseball's most prolific sluggers. He's hitting .309/.394/.608 (164 OPS+) with 13 home runs in 48 games this year after missing the first few weeks with heel problems. Since posting a 102 OPS+ and looking close to done in 2009, Big Papi has..." June 13

  • David Ortiz’ 3-run HR gives Sox series win over Texas

    Boston Herald "It was a victory lap four years in the making. David Ortiz has 11 career walkoff home runs, more than any active player. All but one have come as a member of the Red Sox, giving him the club record. But he hadn’t ended a game with a homer since Aug. 26, 2009 — a span of 455 games in a career..." June 07