David Ortiz Injury UpdateUp to the minute news and rumors on David Ortiz's injury
By Tim BrittonBOSTON -- To the surprise of no one, David Ortiz was named the American League's Silver Slugger at designated hitter. It marked the sixth time in his career that Ortiz earned the honor. Ortiz also won from 2004 to 2007 and again in 2011. No other DH has won the award more than four times (Edgar Martinez, Paul Molitor). Returning from an Achilles injury that cost him the final two months of 2012 and the first three weeks of this season, Ortiz looked every bit the player he was in his prime. He hit .309 with a .395 on-base percentage while reaching the 30-homer and 100-RBI...
World Series MVP David Ortiz and Red Sox teammate Shane Victorino had their beards shaved for charity to benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
10/30/13: The Cardinals pitch around hot-hitting David Ortiz as they walk him four times in Game 6
10/30/13: Yadier Molina talks with home-plate umpire Jim Joyce about David Ortiz's hot hitting
10/30/13: After winning the World Series MVP, David Ortiz addresses the Boston crowd as they remember the season's long journey
Only moments after the Red Sox had completed one of the greatest one-year turnarounds in baseball history, clinching their first World Series title at Fenway since 1918, David Ortiz broke free of a crowd of teammates and planted a giant team flag at home plate."I was born for this," Ortiz had said the other day.
David Ortiz continues his historic World Series by ripping three more hits and Jon Lester overwhelms the Cardinals in Game 5
Mike Francesa is joined by MLB Network's Bill Ripken to talk about Game 6 of the World Series and the hot streak of David Ortiz.
10/28/13: David Ortiz rips a double to right to score Dustin Pedroia with the first run of the ballgame
10/28/13: After reaching safely in nine straight plate appearances going back to Game 3, David Ortiz is finally retired by Adam Wainwright
10/28/13: David Ortiz reaches base on a single in his ninth consecutive plate appearance, tying a World Series record set in 1990
Red Sox World Series Game 5: David Ortiz responds to injury questions, tells Erin Andrews he's 'just old, man' following win over St. Louis Cardinals
Following the game, Fox Sports' Erin Andrews interviewed Ortiz in the Red Sox dugout while the first baseman sat with ice on his ankles, a sight that did little do quiet injury speculation.
10/28/13: Jon Lester explains what it's like to be teammates with David Ortiz and his ability to compete every night
ST. LOUIS — As the Red Sox tried to harness their excitement following a 3-1 win over the Cardinals in Game 5 of the World Series, they also had to take stock of their physical status heading into Game 6. One player that most eyes will continue to be on will be Shane Victorino, who [...]
10/27/13: David Ortiz rallies his teammates in the sixth inning en route to a 3-for-3 night at the dish with two runs scored in Game 4
10/28/13: Jon Lester's kid gives David Ortiz a hug, then comes back to the podium to get some Gatorade
10/27/13: David Ortiz tries to get his teammates going with a chat in the dugout
10/24/13: David Ortiz gives out baseballs to his '04 teammates for the ceremonial first pitch
10/23/13: Carlos Beltran makes a great play in right to take back a grand slam and limit David Ortiz to just a sacrifice fly
The St. Louis Cardinals may have dodged a bullet as Carlos Beltran was back in the lineup last night for Game 2 of the World Series.Beltran crashed into the short, bullpen wall in right field while robbing David Ortiz of a grand slam in the second inning Wednesday night and had to be pulled from Game 1 with a right rib contusion in the top of the third. The Cardinals right fielder went for X-rays and CT Scan at Massachusetts General Hospital during the game and the tests came back negative.
10/23/13: David Ortiz crushes a two-run home run in the seventh inning, giving the Red Sox a 7-0 lead
10/24/13: Players and fans react to David Ortiz's clutch home run in the sixth inning
Cardinals Notes: Carlos Beltran inspires, Lance Lynn expected to start, Allen Craig makes defensive progress
By Tim BrittonST. LOUIS -- Their best play of Game One looked like it could be the worst thing to happen to the Cardinals. Carlos Beltran's theft of a potential David Ortiz grand slam cost the outfielder the rest of the contest, and a prompt trip to the hospital suggested he could miss more time. But Beltran was in the lineup on Thursday, looking very much like Beltran. "For him to go out there is one thing, but to be productive is another," St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said. "It's a lift for our club, for sure." Much like the Red Sox, the Cardinals possess an order whose impressiveness...
10/24/13: A young Red Sox fan shares his excitement after coming up with David Ortiz's home run in Game 2 of the World Series
BOSTON — Carlos Beltran robbed David Ortiz in the second inning but left the game with bruised ribs.
Carlos Beltran's status for Game 2 is uncertain. He was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital in the middle of the Cardinals 8-1 World Series Game 1 loss the Red Sox, after crashing into the short fence in right field, robbing a David Ortiz home run.
David Ortiz’ drive to right field in the second inning didn’t do as much damage as it could have on the scoreboard last night, but it might have taken a key player off the field for the St. Louis Cardinals.Carlos Beltran suffered a right rib contusion when he robbed Ortiz of a grand slam in the Red Sox’ 8-1 victory in Game 1 of the World Series.
Carlos Beltran did what Torii Hunter could not do in the ALCS: Reach over the right field wall to rob David Ortiz of a grand slam. Beltran performed the feat in the second inning of Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday night, turning what would have been a four-run blast into a sacrifice fly. Beltran, who is the Cardinals' hottest hitter, suffered a rib contusion on the play, came out of the game and was sent to a local hospital for further testing.
BOSTON — Carlos Beltran waited 16 years to make it to the World Series.He lasted a little more than an inning.Beltran was injured in Game 1 against the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night when he crashed into the bullpen wall to deprive David Ortiz of a second-inning grand slam. The play turned a homer into a sacrifice fly — saving three runs but costing the Cardinals Beltran's services for the rest of the game, and maybe longer."Obviously, he's sore," designated hitter Allen Craig said. "But hopefully he can get back tomorrow."
BOSTON (AP) — David Ortiz missed nearly half of last year's disastrous Red Sox season with a heel injury. Then he was sidelined with it throughout spring training and the start of this season.
10/17/13: Jose Iglesias races over from the other side of second to snatch David Ortiz's popup for an incredible play
10/16/13: Joaquin Benoit gets David Ortiz to fly out to right to end the game and even the series
10/15/13: Jake Peavy discusses his reaction to David Ortiz's Game 2 homer and how he should have been in the Hall of Fame the day after
10/13/13: David Ortiz crushes a clutch grand slam over the right-field wall off Joaquin Benoit to knot the score at 5 in the eighth inning
Max Scherzer was spectacular, but David Ortiz and Jarrod Saltalamacchia lifted the Red Sox to a dramatic walk-off win to tie the ALCS at 1-1
10/13/13: Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter talks about his friendship with David Ortiz and their experiences as teammates in Minnesota
MLB.com takes a look back at David Ortiz's clutch postseason heroics throughout his career
David Ortiz, Jacoby Ellsbury and Jonny Gomes lead a talented Red Sox squad and are set to take their brand of intensity into the ALCS
10/8/13: David Ortiz plays soft toss with his young nephew at Tropicana Field prior to Game 4 of the American League Division Series
10/6/13: Red Sox DH David Ortiz launches homers after breaking out an aluminum bat in a round of batting practice
Dave O'Brien and Joe Castiglione talk with Big Papi after the Red Sox strong offensive showing in Baltimore. They talk a little about the attitude of the team as they head into the playoffs, as well as how it feels for David to reach 30 home runs a year after he had an injury plagued season.
By Brian MacPhersonBOSTON -- David Ortiz has broken out of his slump. Ortiz took an 0-for-22 skid into Friday night's game and extended it to 0-for-23 with a fielder's choice on a soft line drive in the first inning. He drew a walk in the third inning, the first unintentional walk he'd drawn during the drought. But Ortiz came up with two outs and two runners in scoring position in the fourth inning Friday -- the type of spot in which teams have given a hotter Ortiz a free pass -- and ripped a single to center field to bring around Shane Victorino and Dustin Pedroia. Those two runs turned...
LOS ANGELES — Clay Buchholz remains scheduled to make his minor-league rehab start on Sunday.
By Mike McDermott AP photo / Kathy WillensDavid Ortiz and Alex Rodriguez stretch before Opening Day at Yankee Stadium. Both players were on the disabled list at the time. In an interview published Wednesday night by USA Today, Red Sox slugger David Ortiz took issue with his teammate Ryan Dempster for hitting Alex Rodriguez in the second inning of Sunday night's game. Ortiz also expressed skepticism about the severe penalty Rodriguez is facing for his role in the Biogenesis contract, and indicated that it might have something to do with the amount of money that the Yankees still owe their...
Boston Red Sox 2013: Early in the 3-stage career arc of Jake Peavy, David Ortiz predicted a Cy Young award for the young phenom
For newly acquired Boston Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy, his career breaks down into three major stages: phenom, injury-prone and rebirth.
By Brian MacPhersonBALTIMORE -- Three games, three left fielders for John Farrell and the Red Sox. Two games after Jonny Gomes was in the lineup against Tampa Bay's David Price and one day after Daniel Nava was in the lineup against Baltimore's Chris Tillman, Mike Carp was in the lineup on Saturday against Baltimore's Scott Feldman. Carp, Gomes and Nava have rotated through the lineup all season, particularly when injuries to David Ortiz and Shane Victorino have created a vacancy somewhere other than left field. Carp and Nava both have seen a bit of time at first base as well. But with Orti...
Despite being hampered by a hamstring injury, Shane Victorino is back in the lineup for the Red Sox, playing right field and batting second against Oakland right-hander A.J. Griffin. David Ortiz has had the most success against Griffin among Red Sox hitters, going 3-for-6 with a home run, and will be hitting cleanup. Jarrod Saltalamacchia [...]
Kevin Millar checked in with Mut & Merloni on Friday afternoon, and the MLB Network host was unequivocal when talking about the merits of David Ortiz, who earlier this week broke the all-time designated hitter hits record. Ortiz has been on a tear for much of the season since returning in mid-April from an Achilles [...]