David Ortiz RUMORS & NEWS

  • David Ortiz says his failed PED test leaked because too many Yankees tested positive

    CBS Sports "Several years ago, the New York Times broke the story that 104 players tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs as part of a screening process in 2003. MLB and MLBPA agreed to anonymous testing to determine how widespread PED use was in baseball so they could design an appropriate official..." May 20

  • David Ortiz goes scorched earth on Bobby Valentine in new book

    New York Post "In his upcoming autobiography, “Papi: My Story,” written with the help of Michael Holley, former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz opens up about the dreadful 2012 season, and Bobby Valentine’s negative impact on the team. Ortiz tears Valentine to shreds, shedding some light on the nightmarish season in..." May 11

  • David Ortiz says he received his Silver Slugger Award—via FedEx

    Boston "David Ortiz may be retired, but he’s apparently still receiving awards. After being named the American League’s Silver Slugger at designated hitter in November, the Red Sox great posted on Instagram Friday that he had received the award—via FedEx. The 2016 Silver Slugger Award was Ortiz’s..." April 22

  • David Ortiz might join Red Sox broadcast team this season

    WEEI Boston "There are two ways to interpret David Ortiz’s beach selfie from over the weekend: Either the slugger is enjoying his retirement, or he misses baseball dearly and wants affirmation that he made the right decision to walk away. Regardless, Ortiz will be around Fenway Park this season –– and may..." February 23

  • Pedro Martinez Still Thinks David Ortiz Will Come Back This Season

    12 Up "​Say what now?! Last season, fans across baseball were forced to say goodbye to one of the league's best, as David Ortiz called it a career after an amazing 20 seasons in the MLB. However, many believed that Big Papi simply could not stay away from the game, and would return eventually. If..." February 22

  • Hanley quashes rumors of Ortiz return: 'David's not coming back'

    Boston Herald "Wearing a No. 34 David Ortiz t-shirt, Hanley Ramirez strolled into the Red Sox clubhouse on Thursday morning and took his place at Ortiz’s old locker, which now belongs to Ramirez. “He told me he talked to the clubhouse guys because he wants me so bad to be a leader and be what he was to that..." February 16

  • David Ortiz keeps teasing about comeback, this time in front of Super Bowl parade

    CBS Sports "Red Sox legend David Ortiz retired from his baseball-playing career after last season. He announced it before the season started and had a retirement tour throughout the season. He's never said anything publicly to lead anyone to believe he'll come back, but many people -- namely Pedro Martinez --..." February 07

  • David Ortiz’s number to be retired on June 23

    Hardball Talk "The Boston Red Sox have announced that David Ortiz’s number 34 will be retired in a ceremony on June 23, at Fenway Park. Ortiz’s number will be the tenth to officially be retired by the Red Sox, following Bobby Doerr (1); Joe Cronin (4); Jonny Pesky (6); Carl Yastrzemski (8); Ted Williams (9);..." January 26

  • Pedro Martinez thinks David Ortiz will return to Red Sox

    Larry Brown Sports "David Ortiz is retired, at least for now, but a former Boston Red Sox teammate doesn’t think that will last. Pedro Martinez told WEEI’s “Trenni & Tomase” that he won’t believe Ortiz is retired until he sees the slugger sit out an entire season. “David says he’s retired,” Martinez said, via..." January 22

  • Red Sox aim to 'cement' future role for David Ortiz

    Providence Journal "Aside from a tour of the team's player-development facility in El Toro, just outside Santo Domingo, the aim of the visit by the Red Sox ownership group to the Dominican Republic next week will be to discuss a role in the organization for David Ortiz. (That role will be of the non-playing..." January 21

  • David Ortiz: 'My playing time has already expired'

    ESPN "David Ortiz says he is happily retired from baseball and that despite rumors to the contrary, his decision will not change. "My playing time has already expired," Ortiz told ESPN Deportes. The 41-year-old slugger said that for the first time in more than two decades, he is not physically..." January 16

  • David Ortiz Reportedly Hasn’t Expressed Interest In World Baseball Classic

    NESN "It seems David Ortiz is enjoying his retirement. The former Boston Red Sox designated hitter has been appearing in a multitude of commercials, and despite his cliffhanger tweet Monday night, it appears he’s not planning on returning to the diamond. Not even to play for his home country...." January 11

  • David Ortiz launches Red Sox fans into frenzy by cryptically tweeting at Boston Globe

    WEEI Boston "Red Sox fans can’t quit David Ortiz. It’s understandable. What makes far less sense is the frenzy Ortiz whipped them into on Monday night when he tweeted a blank message at the Boston Globe. What did he mean to say? That he’s coming out of retirement to lead the Red Sox to one more World..." January 10

  • Should we still believe David Ortiz will stay retired?

    Boston Globe "While David Ortiz keeps teasing us with tweets about a possible return, the Red Sox seem to be doing the same in their own way. Though president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski has stated that he doesn’t believe Ortiz wants to return in 2017 — despite Ortiz expressing excitement about..." December 11

  • Dombrowski: 'If Ortiz wanted to come back, he would call'

    Providence Journal "Whether or not David Ortiz is serious about thinking about a return, Dave Dombrowski knows better than to ask. "I wouldn't want to reach out to him," the Red Sox president said. "I wouldn't want to keep bothering him." Ortiz responded to Boston's blockbuster trade for Chris Sale with an..." December 08

  • David Ortiz posts about comeback on Instagram

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Red Sox’s addition of Chris Sale via trade on Tuesday has David Ortiz contemplating a comeback. That’s according to the slugger’s Instagram account. Ortiz posted a photo on Instagram Tuesday of Sale, whom the Red Sox acquired from the White Sox. In his caption, Ortiz wrote, “My god..." December 07