6:12 AM EDT, Fri May 29, 2015
Boston Herald 3 hours ago
David Ortiz slump familiar

David Ortiz slump familiar

ARLINGTON, Texas — As his Red Sox teammates took batting practice on the field yesterday, David Ortiz stayed behind, consigned to work on his swing indoors.Dave Magadan had seen this all before.
The Republican 9 hours ago

Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz being given time off by John Farrell to figure out his swing in cage

Ortiz is batting just .216 with a .303 on-base percentage, .377 slugging percentage, .679 OPS, six homers and 18 RBIs in 185 plate appearances this year.
Full Count | WEEI 10 hours ago

John Farrell explains why David Ortiz has been benched and other pregame news

ARLINGTON, Texas — Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz will miss at least two games to work on his swing in the cage, manager John Farrell said on Thursday before the opener of a four-game series against the Rangers. Mired in a 3-for-31 slump that has dropped his average to .216, Ortiz will take a […]
Over the Monster 13 hours ago

Red Sox vs. Rangers lineups: Castillo plays, Ortiz sits

It's Rusney in, Ortiz out as the Sox start a four-game series in Texas. Rusney Castillo is back in the Red Sox lineup Thursday night, playing right field and batting ninth as the Sox take on the Rangers in Texas. BOSTON RED SOX TEXAS RANGERS Dustin Pedroia - 2B Delino DeShields Jr. - CF Mookie Betts - CF Shin-Soo Choo - RF Pablo Sandoval - 3B Prince Fielder - DH Hanley Ramirez - DH Adrian Beltre - 3B Mike Napoli - 1B Josh Hamilton - LF Brock Holt - LF Mitch Moreland - 1B Xander Bogaerts - SS Elvis Andrus - SS Blake Swihart - C Adam Rosales - 2B Rusney Castillo -...

Twinsights: Michael Tonkin shows why he's the Strand Man

On a day when setup man Blaine Boyer was being rested, it was left to Michael Tonkin to navigate the dangerous Hanley-Papi straits in the middle of the Boston Red Sox lineup. Working with a 6-4 lead and a man on in the eighth, Tonkin walked Hanley Ramirez on five pitches but came back to get David Ortiz on a harmless groundball to third with a 95-mph sinker. Ortiz finished the series 1 for 12 with a run-scoring groundout and just four balls out of the infield -- all to left field. His only hit was a gift double that […] The post Twinsights: Michael Tonkin shows why he's the Strand Man...
The Republican May 27, 2015
Red Sox lineup: David Ortiz (.222 average) remains in the fifth spot; has had success vs. Phil Hughes

Red Sox lineup: David Ortiz (.222 average) remains in the fifth spot; has had success vs. Phil Hughes

In his career against Minnesota starting pitcher Phil Hughes, David Ortiz is 10 for 29 (.345 batting average) with a .412 on-base percentage, .655 slugging percentage, 1.067 OPS, two homers, seven RBIs, three doubles, four walks and six strikeouts.
Full Count | WEEI May 27, 2015

Red Sox lineup: Rusney Castillo gets day off; David Ortiz still batting fifth

MINNEAPOLIS — The Red Sox will stick with generally the same batting order as Tuesday night, as Pablo Sandoval will again hit third and David Ortiz fifth in the series finale Wednesday afternoon against the Twins. The Red Sox will look to avoid a three-game sweep. Rusney Castillo will get the day off as Brock […]
Boston Herald May 27, 2015
David Ortiz: I’m not Superman

David Ortiz: I’m not Superman

MINNEAPOLIS — One day, David Ortiz will fall into a slump from which he can’t escape.Big Papi doesn’t believe that day is upon him.Entering last night’s rain-delayed game against the Minnesota Twins, Ortiz was batting .221 with a .694 OPS, the 39-year-old slugger’s worst numbers through 45 games since 2009 when he started at .195 with a .599 OPS. Back then, there were whispers the Red Sox designated hitter was washed up. But he wound up with 28 homers and 99 RBI, and has averaged 30 homers and 93 RBI since then.
Boston Herald May 27, 2015
Hard to believe Hanley Ramirez, David Ortiz

Hard to believe Hanley Ramirez, David Ortiz

MINNEAPOLIS ­— Hanley Ramirez and David Ortiz are in a bad way. They want us to trust them that they will be good again.For Ramirez, ignore the one RBI, the singles sprayed to right field and the near total lack of lift, power and thrust in the swing ever since he jammed his left shoulder into a Fenway Park wall at the beginning of the month.For Ortiz, ignore the decline in batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage nearly all season long and the demotion from the No. 3 to No. 5 spot in the batting order last night.
Full Count | WEEI May 26, 2015

Red Sox DH David Ortiz dropped to fifth in batting order, seeks inspiration from unlikely source

There aren’t too many big leaguers older than David Ortiz at this point, but the struggling Red Sox designated hitter figures he might as well take inspiration from one of them. “If Bartolo Colon can get a hit,” Ortiz told reporters in Minnesota on Tuesday afternoon, “I probably can too.” The portly Mets right-hander, who […]
Over the Monster May 26, 2015

Red Sox vs. Twins lineups: David Ortiz drops to fifth

It's been a rough month for David Ortiz, leaving John Farrell with little choice but to move him down in the lineup. David Ortiz will bat fifth Tuesday night, moving down in the lineup in favor of Pablo Sandoval after a dismal month of May. BOSTON RED SOX MINNESOTA TWINS Dustin Pedroia - 2B Brian Dozier - 2B Mookie Betts - CF Torii Hunter - DH Pablo Sandoval - 3B Joe Mauer - 1B Hanley Ramirez - LF Trevor Plouffe - 3B David Ortiz - DH Kurt Suzuki - C Mike Napoli - 1B Eduardo Escobar - LF Xander Bogaerts - SS Eddie Rosario - RF Rusney Castillo - RF Aaron Hicks -...
The Republican May 26, 2015

Boston Red Sox vs. Minnesota Twins: David Ortiz batting fifth

David Ortiz is batting fifth against the Minnesota Twins as the lineup shuffle continues.
Full Count | WEEI May 26, 2015

Red Sox lineup: David Ortiz dropped to fifth

MINNEAPOLIS — With righty Mike Pelfrey on the mound for the Twins, David Ortiz slides to fifth in the Red Sox batting order for Tuesday night’s game. The last time Ortiz hit fifth on a regular basis was 2011, when he filled the spot in 108 games. The Red Sox DH is currently in an […]

Ortiz dropped to five-hole

David Ortiz, off to his worst start to a season since 2010, was dropped to fifth in the batting order tonight by manager John Farrell. This is the first time Ortiz has started a game at a spot other then third or fourth since 2012, under Bobby Valentine. Pablo Sandoval will hit third, followed by […]
The Republican May 24, 2015

Boston Red Sox sticking with new lineup as Mookie Betts hits second; Hanley Ramiez, David Ortiz flipped

The Red Sox are sticking with a lineup that produced eight runs on Saturday.

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