David Ortiz RUMORS & NEWS

  • NESN won't air David Ortiz comedy roast due to vulgarity

    WEEI Boston "The David Ortiz comedy roast was too risque for NESN. According the Boston Globe, the network won't air the special this weekend due to vulgar and profane humor. Rob Gronkowski and Dustin Pedroia, as well as comedians Bill Burr, Lenny Clarke, and Sarah Tiana, gathered at the House of Blues..." June 24

  • Boston is naming a street after David Ortiz

    Hardball Talk "The Red Sox are going to retire David Ortiz’s number 34 tomorrow. The City of Boston is going to give Ortiz a different honor: they’re going to name a street after him. The street: Yawkey Way Extension, which will be renamed David Ortiz Drive. Note: this is not the Yawkey Way that runs outside..." June 22

  • David Ortiz and Red Sox discussing return to the organization

    Fanrag Sports "With Pedro Martinez’s tweet that former Boston Red Sox teammate David Ortiz has been working out, some wondered if Big Papi was considering the possibility of coming out of retirement. He dismissed that, but according to Joe Trezza of MLB.com, Ortiz and the Red Sox have been discussing the..." June 06

  • 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