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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' Gregg, Red Sox's Ortiz begin serving reduced suspensions

    Orioles' Gregg, Red Sox's Ortiz begin serving reduced suspensions
    Orioles closer Kevin Gregg and Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, the two main combatants in the July 8 bench-clearing brawl in Boston, saw their suspensions reduced from four games to three and began serving them during the three-game series that...
  • 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...
  • Orioles lose slugfest to Red Sox, 15-10

    Orioles lose slugfest to Red Sox, 15-10
    There was no on-field animosity that carried over from earlier this month, but that's not to say the Orioles didn't feel the effects of their ejection-marred previous series with the Boston Red Sox. With closer Kevin Gregg serving the first game of a...
  • Your turn: Has your opinion of Gregg or Gonzalez changed?

    Your turn: Has your opinion of Gregg or Gonzalez changed?
    Things got pretty chippy between the Orioles and the Red Sox over the weekend. Sure, it was a one-sided series on the scoreboard, with the Red Sox sweeping all four games, but the Orioles showed some character in a bench-clearing brawl Friday and during...
  • Showalter ejected, offense rejected in Orioles' 4-3 loss to White Sox

    Showalter ejected, offense rejected in Orioles' 4-3 loss to White Sox
    When third base umpire Phil Cuzzi incorrectly called Nick Markakis out at third base on a steal attempt in the fifth inning of the Chicago White Sox's 4-3 victory Tuesday night, the Orioles began an inevitable limp toward their ninth defeat in 11 games....
  • 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...
  • Andino lifts Orioles to 7-5 win over Red Sox

    Andino lifts Orioles to 7-5 win over Red Sox
    The Orioles keep dismissing the spoiler angle, stressing there is no burning desire to beat contenders down the stretch. Ultimately, in the final stanza of another disappointing season, these victory-starved Orioles simply want to win, no matter whom...
  • Orioles beat reeling Red Sox again

    Orioles beat reeling Red Sox again
    If the suddenly stumbling and bumbling Boston Red Sox fail to make the playoffs, some credit must go to the perennial basement dwellers of the American League East. For the seventh time in nine games, the last-place Orioles inexplicably have beaten a...
  • Coffee Companion (9/29): O's make the Red Sox cry

    Coffee Companion (9/29): O's make the Red Sox cry
    Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.  Running it back: Robert...
  • 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...
  • Orioles have decision to make with Matusz

    Orioles have decision to make with Matusz
    Brian Matusz felt like he needed one more rehab start before rejoining the Orioles. Now, it's up to the Orioles to decide whether he was right. Matusz allowed one run on four hits and a walk while striking out seven in five-plus innings for Triple-A...
  • 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...