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David Ortiz

David Ortiz
David Ortiz is the designated hitter for the MLB's Boston Red Sox. Prior to joining the Red Sox in 2003, Ortiz played for the Minnesota Twins and Seattle Mariners. Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Ortiz began his Major League Baseball career in 1992, and has since won two World Series, played in 4 All-Star games, and tops the majors with 177 homers and 541 RBI since 2004. In 2007, Ortiz released his autobiography, "Big Papi: My Story of Big Dreams and Big Hits," which reached the New York Times Bestseller list. He is the spokesman for Reebok, Sharp, Vitamin Water, and XM Satellite Radio. Ortiz and his wife, Jessica, have three children, and currently reside in Weston, Mass. (Photo... Show more »
David Ortiz is the designated hitter for the MLB's Boston Red Sox. Prior to joining the Red Sox in 2003, Ortiz played for the Minnesota Twins and Seattle Mariners. Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Ortiz began his Major League Baseball career in 1992, and has since won two World Series, played in 4 All-Star games, and tops the majors with 177 homers and 541 RBI since 2004. In 2007, Ortiz released his autobiography, "Big Papi: My Story of Big Dreams and Big Hits," which reached the New York Times Bestseller list. He is the spokesman for Reebok, Sharp, Vitamin Water, and XM Satellite Radio. Ortiz and his wife, Jessica, have three children, and currently reside in Weston, Mass. (Photo AP) « Show less

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  • Video: This guy's catch was the top Home Run Derby highlight

    Video: This guy's catch was the top Home Run Derby highlight
    Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano outslugged Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, 12-11, in the final round of the All-Star Home Run Derby on Monday night. Isn’t it telling that three of the final four in the annual long ball contest -- Boston'...
  • Does the Derby hurt home run hitters such as Robinson Cano?

    Does the Derby hurt home run hitters such as Robinson Cano?
    Ah, the Home Run Derby. It’s hard for me to think of many American traditions that top watching baseball’s best sluggers (cameos made by Vernon Wells in 2010 and Brandon Inge the year before) while listening to Chris Berman shriek NFL...
  • Mark Reynolds' Photoshopped photo is burning up the Internet

    Mark Reynolds' Photoshopped photo is burning up the Internet
    A random photo of Mark Reynolds has quickly become an Internet sensation in Birdland. Unfortunately, we don't have said photo in our archives, so you're going to have to use your imagination on this one. Or your mouse to click this link. But expending all...
  • Orioles displeased with suspensions stemming from Red Sox series

    Orioles displeased with suspensions stemming from Red Sox series
    The Orioles were already a little angry about the way they were treated in Boston, and that fire has been flamed by Major League Baseball's ruling Thursday to suspend two Orioles players and manager Buck Showalter and only one Red Sox player, slugger...
  • Orioles, Hardy making progress on three-year extension

    Orioles, Hardy making progress on three-year extension
    The Orioles and shortstop J.J. Hardy continue to make progress on a three-year contract extension that would be worth between $7 million and $8.5 million per season, according to two baseball sources. "My thought is that I still hope it gets done," Hardy...
  • Matt Albers understands how he ticked off his former teammates

    Matt Albers understands how he ticked off his former teammates
    Red Sox reliever Matt Albers ticked off Orioles fans and his former teammates on July 8 -- you know, Friday night fight night -- with a few furious fist-pumps while striking out four Orioles in two innings of garbage time. Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore...
  • Unexpected reunion

    Unexpected reunion
    Writing the daily Oriole notebook -- a hodgepodge of team updates, personnel news and injury reports -- can become monotonous on the best of days. On nights when you are by yourself on the road and you face tight deadlines, it often falls into the...
  • Kevin Gregg's scoreless streak snapped

    Kevin Gregg's scoreless streak snapped
    Kevin Gregg has had a resurgence of sorts after a slow start this season and a rough year in 2012. He had strung together seven scoreless outings totaling 9 1/3 innings pitched. That all came to a halt in the seventh inning Monday. Entering in relief...
  • Orioles bullpen falters in 8-6 loss to the Red Sox

    Orioles bullpen falters in 8-6 loss to the Red Sox
    The last time the Orioles met the Red Sox, they played baseball's version of the Boston Marathon — a 17-inning game at Fenway Park that completed Baltimore's first sweep of Boston since 1994. And the last time the Red Sox came to Camden Yards,...
  • Orioles notebook: Jim Johnson dominant in closing role

    Orioles notebook: Jim Johnson dominant in closing role
    After Jim Johnson seized the closer's role in the second half of last year and converted his final eight save chances, the Orioles knew they had a guy who could finish games if they needed him to. But there was also the possibility that Johnson could...
  • Taking a closer look at Orioles catcher Matt Wieters' first career ejection

    Taking a closer look at Orioles catcher Matt Wieters' first career ejection
    It’s not often that Orioles catcher Matt Wieters loses his cool. But after the Orioles fell behind 8-1 in the fifth inning of their 8-6 loss to the Blue Jays Tuesday night at the Rogers Centre, he felt he had to speak his mind to home plate...
  • Notebook: Guerrero off DL, looking to kick-start his season

    Notebook: Guerrero off DL, looking to kick-start his season
    TORONTO — Vladimir Guerrero's career low in home runs in a season in which he has played 90 games or more is 11, and that came all the way back in 1997, his rookie year with the┬áMontreal Expos. That same season, he drove in 40 runs, which also...