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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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  • Your turn: Was the final ruling on Gregg's suspension fair?

    Your turn: Was the final ruling on Gregg's suspension fair?
    Major League Baseball reduced Kevin Gregg's suspension from four games to three and made his fine easier on his wallet after the Orioles closer appealed the league's initial ruling. But Gregg is still frustrated that he is suspended as long as Red Sox...
  • 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...
  • Matusz rocked in wild nightcap

    Matusz rocked in wild nightcap
    The Orioles felt pretty good about themselves Monday afternoon. By Monday night, they just wanted to lick their wounds and duck out of Fenway Park for a few hours. Continuing their success against potential playoff teams, the Orioles beat the Boston...
  • O's expect to have only one All-Star, though more are worthy

    O's expect to have only one All-Star, though more are worthy
    When the 2011 American League All-Star team is revealed Sunday afternoon, the Orioles expect one trend to continue. Even with perhaps more worthy All-Star candidates than in the past, a group that includes shortstop J.J. Hardy, center fielder Adam...
  • Who doesn't deserve to be in All-Star Game?

    Beltran, not McCutchen? Juan C. Rodriguez Sun Sentinel Among the biggest head-scratchers is how Mets right fielder Carlos Beltran made his sixth All-Star team at the expense of Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen making his first. Beltran is...
  • Orioles allow six homers in 10-4 loss to Red Sox

    Orioles allow six homers in 10-4 loss to Red Sox
    A change of venue and a stern post-game lecture from manager Buck Showalter about 18 hours earlier did nothing to curb the Orioles' losing ways -- or even hide the team's countless inadequacies for one night. For the Orioles still had more unsightly play...
  • Benches clear as Red Sox beat Orioles 10-3

    Benches clear as Red Sox beat Orioles 10-3
    BOSTON — Tired of getting beat up in recent days and getting treated like mere doormats over the years at Fenway Park, the Orioles’ frustration finally boiled over Friday night, and the result was a benches-clearing brawl that featured Kevin...
  • Notebook: Ortiz apologizes for role in Friday's scuffle

    Notebook: Ortiz apologizes for role in Friday's scuffle
    BOSTON — A day after four players were ejected in a benches-clearing incident that featured Kevin Gregg and David Ortiz throwing punches, the Orioles closer maintained that he had no regrets, while the Red Sox All-Star designated hitter apologized...
  • Orioles shut out in 6th straight loss

    Orioles shut out in 6th straight loss
    BOSTON – In an energized visiting clubhouse late Friday night, an Orioles team that had lost five straight games – many in humiliating fashion – sounded as if it had gotten the wakeup call it badly needed. The players talked excitedly...
  • Here's video of this weekend's Orioles vs. Red Sox fight

    Here's video of this weekend's Orioles vs. Red Sox fight
    In case you missed it, Red Sox slugger David Ortiz and O's closer Kevin Gregg got into it this weekend and fists started flying.  Here's how O's beat reporter Jeff Zrebiec described the scene:  Ortiz charged Gregg in the bottom of the eighth inning...
  • Orioles limp into All-Star break on 7-game losing streak

    Orioles limp into All-Star break on 7-game losing streak
    The Orioles quietly packed their belongings late Sunday afternoon and dispersed to various parts of the country, carrying more baggage into the All-Star break than they could have possibly imagined. After an ejection-marred 8-6 loss to the Boston Red...
  • Orioles' Guthrie, Showalter criticize umpiring in Red Sox series

    Orioles' Guthrie, Showalter criticize umpiring in Red Sox series
    A contentious four-game series with the Boston Red Sox ended Sunday with four more ejections, Michael Gonzalez's not denying that he threw a purpose pitch behind David Ortiz, and Buck Showalter and Jeremy Guthrie criticizing the umpiring crew. "I've said...