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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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  • Orioles hope to play Boston Red Sox today between the raindrops

    Orioles hope to play Boston Red Sox today between the raindrops
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- It’s currently raining heavily here at the Ed Smith Stadium complex, but the Orioles still hope to get this afternoon’s 1:05 p.m. game in against the Boston Red Sox. That could be difficult. The forecast is calling for rain...
  • Orioles 3B Manny Machado says he's running bases at 70 to 80 percent effort

    Orioles 3B Manny Machado says he's running bases at 70 to 80 percent effort
    SARASOTA, Fla. — Since Manny Machado's freak knee injury occurred last September under one of the most routine circumstances — his left knee buckled when his foot landed awkwardly as he rounded first base —the 21-year-old couldn't help...
  • Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman sees a bright future with his new glasses

    Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman sees a bright future with his new glasses
    FORT MYERS, Fla. — Kevin Gausman likes his new look. After he debuted a new pair of prescription glasses and mowed down a representative Boston Red Sox lineup Saturday night at JetBlue Park, the 23-year-old right hander joked that wearing his new...
  • New-look Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman pitches three scoreless innings vs. Red Sox

    New-look Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman pitches three scoreless innings vs. Red Sox
    FORT MYERS, Fla. — Making his second Grapefruit League appearance of the spring Saturday night, Kevin Gausman wore a pair of new prescription glasses in a game for the first time — and had a formidable Red Sox lineup seeing double. Gausman...
  • Orioles face Red Sox for first time this spring in Fort Myers

    Orioles face Red Sox for first time this spring in Fort Myers
    SARASOTA, Fla. – The Orioles will head down to Fort Myers today for their first spring meeting with the Boston Red Sox at JetBlue Park. Left-hander Brian Matusz will start for the Orioles.  He was originally scheduled to fly to Philadelphia to...
  • Brian Matusz throws two scoreless innings in first exhibition start

    Brian Matusz throws two scoreless innings in first exhibition start
    FORT MYERS, Fla. – Left-hander Brian Matusz pitched two scoreless innings in his first start of the exhibition season, but the Orioles suffered their first loss in three Grapefruit League games, 8-6, to the Boston Red Sox at JetBlue Stadium....
  • Despite the teams' varied differences, Orioles could learn from Boston's blueprint for success

    Despite the teams' varied differences, Orioles could learn from Boston's blueprint for success
    For Orioles fans, the only thing more painful than watching an October without their favorite team this season was probably seeing the Red Sox win the World Series. And the fact that the Orioles won 11 games against Boston this year, most of any team, ...
  • Lots of love -- and snubs -- for Orioles in Sports Illustrated's 'Greatest' book

    Lots of love -- and snubs -- for Orioles in Sports Illustrated's 'Greatest' book
    We'll take a break from Orioles rumors that most likely won’t come to fruition -- I never say never, but I say "most likely not" a whole lot in the winter -- to look at the findings of a pretty cool book I thought would be of interest to many of...
  • Chris Davis will bat cleanup for American League in All-Star Game

    Chris Davis will bat cleanup for American League in All-Star Game
    NEW YORK -- Chris Davis has been named the American League's cleanup hitter for Tuesday night's All-Star Game, manager Jim Leyland announced. The Orioles first baseman, starting in his first All-Star appearace, leads the majors with 37 homers. He...
  • Manny Machado not traveling lightly in first trip to All-Star Game

    Manny Machado not traveling lightly in first trip to All-Star Game
    NEW YORK -- Manny Machado is hoping this isn’t his last All-Star Game. But if it is, it’s an experience the Orioles’ 21-year-old third baseman and his family won’t ever forget. That’s because Machado brought his mother,...
  • Orioles rookie Henry Urrutia starting at DH and batting eighth against Royals

    Orioles rookie Henry Urrutia starting at DH and batting eighth against Royals
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Henry Urrutia will make his second major league start tonight, hitting eighth as the Orioles' designated hitter against the Kansas City Royals. Both of the left-handed Urrutia's starts have come against right-handed starters. Right-...
  • Orioles end three-game losing streak and hit 4 homers in 6-0 win over Red Sox

    Orioles end three-game losing streak and hit 4 homers in 6-0 win over Red Sox
    When Chris Tillman was struggling in past years, when he was yo-yoing between Triple-A and the majors and perhaps falling out of favor with the organization's decision makers, the Orioles right-hander never made excuses, always putting the blame on...