Sat, 10 Jan 2015 10:49:34 -0800
In a radio interview with WEEI, Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said he is leaning towards having OF Hanley Ramirez bat cleanup behind DH David Ortiz, with 3B Pablo Sandoval batting fifth and 1B Mike Napoli batting sixth. "The one thing that clearly stands out is we have balance left- and right-handed," Farrell said. "I have always liked David in the No. 3 hole. You know he is going to come up in the first inning. I think Hanley gives David some protection behind him. Then you start to create some protection, and we want to keep Sandoval on the left side of the plate as much as possible - so if you sandwich him in between Ramirez and Napoli, you start to have a formidable middle of the order where you're going left-right-left-right all the way through there."
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 18:16:36 -0800
Free-agent 3B Pablo Sandoval (Giants) is being targeted by the Boston Red Sox, who are reportedly "all in", according to another major league club executive Tuesday, Nov. 11. The team is making a big push to sign him, and is viewed as an ideal fit at third base and because they need a left-handed bat. He could ultimately succeed DH David Ortiz as the team's designated hitter, too. "He's more of an American League player," the executive said. "And he can really hit."
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:14:36 -0700
Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli (toe, finger) isn't expected to have surgery on his toe or finger this offseason. DH David Ortiz (wrist) will receive treatment on his left wrist now that the season is over.
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:34:28 -0700
Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz's (wrist) wrist soreness is similar to what he felt in 2008, when he partially tore the sheath surrounding the tendon in his left wrist and missed a month and a half of the season. Ortiz's wrist is currently inflamed. Although manager John Farrell said Ortiz has not been officially shut down, the team is going to be cautious.
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:17:43 -0700
Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz (wrist) might not play again this season, according to the team.
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:05:18 -0700
Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz is not in the starting lineup Thursday, Sept. 25. Ortiz did not start Wednesday, Sept. 24, either.
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:58:05 -0700
Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Sept, 24.
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:24:03 -0700
Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs Saturday, Sept. 20, and he has hit three home runs in the last two games.
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:48:21 -0700
Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz hit a pair of home runs, including a two-run game-winner in the 10th inning, in the win Friday, Sept. 19, against the Baltimore Orioles. He has 34 homers and 102 RBIs, his club-record eighth season with at least 30 home runs and 100 RBIs passing Ted Williams. He is the oldest major leaguer to post a 30/100 season since Frank Thomas did it at the same age in 2006.
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:20:35 -0700
Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli is not in the staring lineup Thursday, Sept. 18. Without the option to use DH David Ortiz as the designated hitter, he is starting at first base.