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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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  • A little more on Ortiz's meltdown

    A little more on Ortiz's meltdown
        The Orioles lost 7-3 to the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night.   Stephen Drew had two homers and five RBIs. The Orioles stranded nine baserunners.     But the lasting image from a weird, emotionally charged evening was Boston designated hitter...
  • 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-...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Chris Davis' bloop single delivers Orioles a 5-4 win over Boston in 13 innings

    Chris Davis' bloop single delivers Orioles a 5-4 win over Boston in 13 innings
    Last season, the Orioles and Boston Red Sox played four extra-inning games against each other, including games of 17, 13 and 12 innings. The Orioles won all four, mainly because their stellar bullpen kept compiling scoreless innings until the bats could...
  • Around the AL East: Storylines through the first few weeks

    Around the AL East: Storylines through the first few weeks
    We're almost a month into the season, and it seems an appropriate time for another trip "Around the AL East." Here’s a look at a main storyline for each opponent in the Orioles' division as well as a look at who's hot and who's not on each club:...
  • With defensive shifts on the rise in baseball, Orioles among leading proponents

    With defensive shifts on the rise in baseball, Orioles among leading proponents
    Chris Davis groans at the mere mention of it. “I think it's becoming the new trend,” the Orioles first baseman says. “I'm not a big fan.” He's talking about the shifts that have swept through baseball in recent years as teams...
  • Dad-to-be Gonzalez pitches Orioles to a series victory over Boston on Father's Day

    Dad-to-be Gonzalez pitches Orioles to a series victory over Boston on Father's Day
    One quality that has made Miguel Gonzalez such a valuable pitcher to the Orioles has been his ability to block out distractions. When on the mound, the Orioles right-hander is rarely rattled, and that’s why he’s pitched so well in his brief...
  • Nick Markakis shines, despite complications of the large crowds at Camden Yards

    Nick Markakis shines, despite complications of the large crowds at Camden Yards
    When the ball flies off the bat, Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis is often used to seeing it distinctly outlined against a backdrop of green seats up the third base line. In the Orioles’ four-game series against the Boston Red Sox this weekend,...
  • Orioles option Kevin Gausman to Triple-A Norfolk

    Orioles option Kevin Gausman to Triple-A Norfolk
    After right-hander Kevin Gausman allowed six hits and two runs in 5 1/3 innings Thursday night against the Boston Red Sox, he was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk. It had little to do with how he pitched. The Orioles needed another arm in the bullpen...
  • Orioles' 13-inning victory over Red Sox added to the teams' history (recent and distant)

    Orioles' 13-inning victory over Red Sox added to the teams' history (recent and distant)
    The Orioles’ 5-4 win in 13 innings over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night featured a potential future ace, one of the game’s current top hitters and one of the best power hitters of the past decade. With right-hander Kevin Gausman on...
  • Orioles notes: Gausman not guaranteed to return to majors soon

    Orioles notes: Gausman not guaranteed to return to majors soon
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter confirmed Friday that right-hander Kevin Gausman was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk after Thursday night’s win to add another fresh arm to the bullpen. Showalter, however, did say there were no guarantees Gausman...