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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 bullpen blows late lead in 4-3 loss to Red Sox

    Orioles bullpen blows late lead in 4-3 loss to Red Sox
    BOSTON — After being throttled by the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on Tuesday night, several Orioles said they believed a one-run loss was more painful than an 11-run blowout. Now, they have an easy, comparative study. Taking a two-run lead into...
  • Chris Tillman helps Orioles avoid series sweep with a 3-2 win over Red Sox

    Chris Tillman helps Orioles avoid series sweep with a 3-2 win over Red Sox
    BOSTON — If right-hander Chris Tillman is indeed the Orioles' ace, if he is indeed a bona fide top-of-the-rotation starter who can walk into any situation against any opponent and succeed, than he had the perfect opportunity to prove it Thursday...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • Orioles' L.J. Hoes ready to contribute right away

    Orioles' L.J. Hoes ready to contribute right away
    It took L.J. Hoes a roundabout way to get to from Triple-A Norfolk to Baltimore this weekend, but the outfielder eventually made it to the Orioles to make his first major league start. Hoes left Rochester, N.Y., on Saturday evening with the goal to make...
  • Orioles fall to Red Sox, 5-0, in series finale

    Orioles fall to Red Sox, 5-0, in series finale
    The Orioles entered this weekend with the opportunity to knock the Boston Red Sox out of first place in the AL East. And even though the Orioles – following a 5-0 shutout loss to Boston on Sunday afternoon – allowed the Red Sox to leave...
  • 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...