Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:03:54 -0800
Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said Tuesday, Feb. 24, that DH David Ortiz "knows he's going to be a Red Sox (player) as long as he wants to be a Red Sox (player.)" He is set to turn 40 in November, and only three players in franchise history have played in as many of 100 games past the age of 40.
Fantasy Tip: D.O. smacked a team-high 35 homers last season, so he clearly still has plenty left in the tank. Unfortunately for fantasy owners he is limited to just designated hitter which hurts his appeal somewhat.
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:44:19 -0800
Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz can remain in Boston for as long as he wants to, according to general manager Ben Cherington. Ortiz will turn 40 this year, and only 10 position players have played past their 40th birthday in Red Sox history. Ortiz hinted last year that the 2015 season may be his last. However, Cherington said there have been no talks regarding that recently. This is the last guaranteed year of Ortiz's contract, and he'll be paid $16 million. His $11 million contract will vest for 2016 if he reaches 425 plate appearances this year. Ortiz can make more next year for more plate appearances.
Fantasy Tip: Because of his age and restrictive position qualifications, Ortiz often falls far in fantasy baseball drafts. But remember, he still managed to hit 35 home runs last year and has hit 20 homers in 13 straight seasons. There remains a point at which Ortiz becomes a bargain for his consistent power.
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.