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David Ortiz on MFB: ‘Red Sox still have the ball on the court’ in Jon Lester pursuit

Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz checked in with Middays with MFB from his charity golf tournament in the Dominican Republic and shared his thoughts on the team’s contract negotiations with free agent left-hander Jon Lester and other topics. To hear the interview, go to the MFB audio on demand page. Coming off a last-place […]
The Republican Dec 5, 2014
David Ortiz optimistic about Red Sox: 'We all know (Jon) Lester loves Boston'

David Ortiz optimistic about Red Sox: 'We all know (Jon) Lester loves Boston'

David Ortiz said on WEEI Friday he's optimistic about a reunion between the Boston Red Sox and Jon Lester.

A falling-out for Ortiz and A-Rod?

BOSTON -- While David Ortiz’s lobbying of the Red Sox to re-sign Jon Lester drew the most media attention from his charity golf gathering Thursday in the Dominican Republic, the New York Post’s Kevin Kernan filed an interesting take on how Ortiz’s close friendship with fallen Yankee star Alex Rodriguez has gone on hiatus. Ortiz told Kernan that he has not spoken with Rodriguez since last January, after A-Rod’s lawyer, Joe Tacopina, seemed to be alluding to the Red Sox slugger when, referring to past use of PEDS by other players, he told Colin Cowherd on ESPN Radio: “I’m not going...

David Ortiz - Sox need to resign Jon Lester 12-5-14

David Ortiz joins the show from his Charity Golf Tournament in the Domincan Republic to discuss the Red Sox offseason.
Fenway Nation Dec 5, 2014
David Ortiz On Jon Lester:

David Ortiz On Jon Lester: "We Need Him"

At his annual charity golf tournament in the Dominican Republic, David Ortiz left no doubt where he stands on the return of Jon Lester. Said Big Papi, "I know it's a tough situation because my boy Lester, he's got a lot of people in his head right now talking to him. I always wish him the best, but hopefully we end up having him. We need him." Lester—who will decide next week among Boston, the Dodgers, the Cubs, the Giants and The Evil Empire—is the hottest pitcher on the free agent market. Ortiz also shed some new light on Lester's mindset last July, "He was devastated when he got...
Chat with Red Sox Slugger David Ortiz Friday at 11 a.m.

Chat with Red Sox Slugger David Ortiz Friday at 11 a.m.

Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is scheduled to join Boston.com readers for a live chat Friday at 11 a.m. from the Dominican Republic, where he is hosting the David Ortiz Celebrity Golf Classic which benefits the David Ortiz Children's Fund.
Full Count | WEEI Dec 5, 2014

David Ortiz makes plea to Red Sox to ‘step up’ for Jon Lester

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic — The priority for David Ortiz at his annual golf tournament is to play the role of host for those helping support the event. But there have been times he uses the occasion to get a message across via the small gathering of media attending the fundraiser. Last year, for example, the […]
Boston Herald Dec 5, 2014
David Ortiz pushes for Jon Lester

David Ortiz pushes for Jon Lester

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic — David Ortiz owns three World Series rings, but without Jon Lester, he knows his jewelry collection might well be limited to only the 2004 vintage.So consider this a long-distance plea from Big Papi to the Red Sox: Sign Lester now.“He was devastated when he got traded (in July), and I know that. I can personally tell you that,” Ortiz said last night. “But this is business, and I know he understands that. So now is the time for us to step up, man up, and try to make the guy happy.”
Grand Rapids Press Dec 4, 2014
Detroit Tigers' Victor Martinez named top designated hitter, beats out Boston's David Ortiz

Detroit Tigers' Victor Martinez named top designated hitter, beats out Boston's David Ortiz

Detroit Tigers slugger Victor Martinez was voted the winner of the 2014 Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award, Major League Baseball announced Thursday. DETROIT -- Victor Martinez has been named the top designated hitter in baseball. As expected, Martinez was voted the winner of the 2014 Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award, Major League Baseball announced Thursday. It marks the first such award for Martinez, who received 75 of the 90 first-place votes from a group of media and public relations officials. Boston's David Ortiz, a...
Newark Star-Ledger Dec 4, 2014
Why Red Sox's David Ortiz is 'angry' at Yankees' Alex Rodriguez and won't talk to him anymore

Why Red Sox's David Ortiz is 'angry' at Yankees' Alex Rodriguez and won't talk to him anymore

Ortiz and the Red Sox seem ascendent after a busy winter. Rodriguez is trying to return to the Yankees from a year away from the sport because of a suspension due to his role in the Biogenesis scandal. He'll be 39 and has only played 166 games since the start of the 2012 season.
New York Post Dec 4, 2014
Why ‘angry’ David Ortiz hasn’t talked to A-Rod in a year

Why ‘angry’ David Ortiz hasn’t talked to A-Rod in a year

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic — The road back for Alex Rodriguez will be difficult after his Biogenesis suspension. Not only on the field but in with his relationship with David...
Full Count | WEEI Nov 25, 2014

Pablo Sandoval part of new ‘3 Amigos,’ not thinking about taking DH job from David Ortiz

Ever since meeting David Ortiz in the minor leagues in 2008, Pablo Sandoval has always had a tight relationship with the Red Sox slugger. Now, that relationship figures to get even tighter. Sandoval was playing for San Francisco’s Double-A team in Richmond, Va. when he met Ortiz, who was rehabbing a wrist injury with the […]

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