David Ortiz RUMORS & NEWS

  • David Ortiz appeals 1-game suspension for bumping umpire

    ESPN Boston "David Ortiz remained in the Boston Red Sox lineup Tuesday night as he appealed the one-game suspension handed down by Major League Baseball for "making contact" with umpire John Tumpane in Sunday's game against the Baltimore Orioles. "We got rules, man, they got to do what they got to do,"..." April 22

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    Sean McAdam @Sean_McAdam

    Ortiz suspended for one game after making contact with home plate umpire Sunday.

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    Ian Browne @IanMBrowne

    Nava in right instead of Victorino. Napoli at first. Papi sits.

  • David Ortiz Has Never 'Knowingly' Took Any Steroids

    The Player's Tribune "I was ready to shoot somebody, man. Literally. I was sleeping at my house in the Dominican this winter when I heard a banging on my front door at 7:30 in the morning. Now, I got security. My kids and family are sleeping in the house. I wasn’t expecting anyone. Who in the hell is banging on my..." March 28

  • David Ortiz feels "all right" testing his wheels

    WEEI Boston "The sight of David Ortiz‘s maple bat exploding violently is not what captured the attention of Red Sox manager John Farrell in the slugger’s second at-bat Thursday at JetBlue Park. It was the sight of him legging out a fielder’s choice that drove in Mookie Betts from third base. The ball..." March 26

  • David Ortiz says he won't follow new rule

    Toronto Sun "Don't count Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz as a big fan of baseball's new speed-up-the-game plan. "When you come out of the box, you're thinking about what the guy is trying to do," Ortiz said in reaction to the rule, which states the batter must have at least one foot in the box..." March 05

  • Ortiz: 'Things not good anymore' with A-Rod

    ESPN Boston "Once the best of friends, David Ortiz has not spoken with Alex Rodriguez since Rodriguez’s lawyer appeared to indirectly implicate Ortiz as a PED user in a radio interview. Ortiz said their friendship has not survived that controversy. “No, dude,’’ he said Wednesday afternoon. “I don’t..." February 26

  • Red Sox's Ortiz calls B.S. at MLB pace rules

    ESPN Boston "Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz launched a vivid and occasionally hilarious rant against baseball's new pace of play rules, especially the one that stipulates a batter keep one foot in the box at all times [with some exceptions]. "Is that new?'' Ortiz asked about the foot-in-box rule. "It..." February 25

  • GM: Big Papi can play 'as long as he wants'

    ESPN Boston "Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington, asked whether the team has discussed David Ortiz's future beyond this season with him, said that "David knows he's going to be a Red Sox [player] as long as he wants to be a Red Sox [player]." Ortiz will turn 40 in 267 days. Only 10 position players in..." February 25

  • Why ‘angry’ David Ortiz hasn’t talked to A-Rod in a year

    New York Post "The road back for Alex Rodriguez will be difficult after his Biogenesis suspension. Not only on the field but in with his relationship with David Ortiz, one of the most influential players in the game, a player greatly respected by his peers. Ortiz said Thursday he was deeply upset when..." December 06

  • David Ortiz wants the Sox to “step up” for Jon Lester

    WEEI Boston "The priority for David Ortiz at his annual golf tournament is to play the role of host for those helping support the event. But there have been times he uses the occasion to get a message across via the small gathering of media attending the fundraiser. Last year, for example, the Red Sox..." December 05

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    Sean McAdam @Sean_McAdam

    Sounds as if Napoli (toe, back, finger); Holt (concussion) won't play again this year. Might be case with Ortiz (wrist), too.

  • Ortiz 'good to go;' Bogaerts cleared to return

    CSN New England "David Ortiz, who had missed the previous two games after fouling a ball off his right foot Sunday, returned to the lineup Wednesday. "He and I spoke this morning,'' said John Farrell. "He felt better and he and I wanted to make sure that he went through some treatment and did some running here..." August 28

  • Ortiz (foot) out but hopes to be back Tuesday

    ESPN Boston "David Ortiz's injured right foot will keep him out of the Red Sox lineup on Monday, but Ortiz is hopeful he'll be available Tuesday if he continues to heal at the same rate. "It's better than what it was last night or this morning," Ortiz said Monday afternoon. "[There's] nothing broken or..." August 26

  • Ortiz tied for most 30-homer seasons in Sox history

    CSN New England "David Ortiz continues his assault up the Red Sox history books. Ortiz was at it again Wednesday night, clubbing his 30th home run of the season, and fourth in his last five games. For Ortiz, it's his eighth season of 30-plus home runs, all with the Red Sox. That ties him for the most..." August 21

  • Ortiz livid over MLB Network PED reference, 'free pass' remark

    Sporting News "David Ortiz is, let's just say, not pleased with MLB Network. The Red Sox DH unloaded on it Monday after his name was added to the John Lackey/Nelson Cruz/Buck Showalter PED to-do between the Sox and Orioles over the weekend. Ortiz was annoyed that an on-air person brought up Ortiz's reported..." July 08

  • David Ortiz gets his hit, apologizes to official scorer Bob Ellis

    Boston Herald "David Ortiz got his hit. And then, he said he's sorry. The Red Sox were prepared to appeal on Ortiz' behalf a scoring decision last Wednesday in which Twins first baseman Joe Mauer was credited with an error on a hard-hit ball down the line. But before the process could be set in motion,..." June 24

  • David Ortiz reprimanded by MLB

    ESPN Boston "Major League Baseball executive vice president for baseball operations Joe Torre on Friday scolded Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz for showing his displeasure about an official scorer's decision earlier this week. "Official scorers have a job to do, and by their very nature, their..." June 22

  • Ortiz homer saves Red Sox

    Boston Herald "This is what catharsis looks like. It is a mighty swing at an 83-mph slider from an old rival on a new team. It is a baseball following the arc of a rainbow before touching down in the right field bleachers. And it is David Ortiz making the slow trot around the bases in the ninth inning, then..." June 09

  • David Price fined, not suspended for plunking David Ortiz

    CBSSports.com "Rays left-hander David Price was fined an undisclosed amount for hitting David Ortiz with a pitch last week, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. He was not suspended. Price, 28, hit Ortiz in the first inning, apparently because Big Papi spent a little too much time admiring a home..." June 04

  • Lack of suspension has Ortiz ripping Price again

    SI.com "“Rays Of Our Lives,” the ongoing soap opera starring Boston’s David Ortiz, Tampa’s David Price and MLB’s disciplinary committee, just took another dramatic turn, as Ortiz fired some nasty words at Price after a weekend of harsh invective and brawling between the two teams. But before we get into..." June 03

  • David Ortiz, Red Sox bats break out to end losing skid at 10

    Boston Herald "The answer was staring them in the mirror the whole time. It took them long enough — 10 baffling, confusing, head-banging losses — but the Red Sox finally executed a tried-and-true game plan yesterday in their first victory in a dozen days, an 8-6 come-from-behind win over the Braves at Turner..." May 27

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    Ian Browne @IanMBrowne

    Ortiz back in there, Napoli still out.

  • David Ortiz and Mike Napoli out of lineup for Red Sox

    Hardball Talk "The Red Sox are going to be short-handed as they attempt to snap their eight-game losing streak. In addition to Shane Victorino landing on the disabled list, both David Ortiz and Mike Napoli are out of the lineup against the Rays this afternoon. According to Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com, Ortiz is..." May 24

  • MLB awards hit to Ortiz in Darvish no-hit bid

    ESPN Dallas "Major League Baseball has changed David Ortiz's ball that originally was scored an error to a single in Yu Darvish's near no-hitter last Friday. The ball, which was hit in the air to right field and dropped between second baseman Rougned Odor and right fielder Alex Rios in the seventh inning,..." May 14

  • David Ortiz three-run homer rallies Red Sox past Rangers, 4-2

    Boston Globe "David Ortiz came through big when it mattered and the Red Sox came away with a win over the Rangers 4-2 in the rubber game of the three game series at Fenway. Ortiz crushed a three-run homer on a 1-1 pitch off Rangers lefty reliever Neal Cotts into the right field seats to give the Red Sox a..." April 10

  • Ortiz Reportedly Got Paid For Obama Selfie

    Real GM Baseball "David Ortiz's now infamous selfie with President Barack Obama at the White House on Tuesday may not have been spontaneous. The Boston Red Sox, who won the 2013 World Series, were honored by the president during the off-day. Ortiz's selfie is now showing up in social media posts promoted by..." April 02

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    Brian MacPherson @brianmacp

    No David Ortiz in the lineup today. Had been dealing with calf soreness. (This is why you keep Mike Carp.)

  • Red Sox extend slugger Ortiz through 2015

    Boston Herald "The monotony of spring training had gotten to David Ortiz. After another hitless game in a month filled with 0-fers, the iconic Red Sox slugger admitted yesterday he’s bored with the exhibition schedule. And then there was the matter of his long-held desire to add one more year to his contract...." March 24

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    Gordon Edes @GordonEdes

    Source: Sox, Ortiz reach deal on extension just north of $15 million. Deal could be announced tomorrow

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    MLB @MLB

    The @RedSox and @davidortiz are close to finalizing a 1-year, $15 million extension, sources tell @IanMBrowne.

  • Extension for Ortiz? Not yet, but closing in

    ESPN.com "Manager John Farrell was just wrapping up his afternoon session with reporters Thursday when Sox CEO Larry Lucchino came down onto the field where the Sox were about to begin their pregame stretch and sought out David Ortiz. After a brief conversation, Ortiz left the field, asking for..." March 21

  • David Ortiz would love a gay teammate, says ‘it’s the (expletive) 21st century man, get over it’

    Boston Herald "If an openly gay player emerges on the Red Sox this season, it’s possible that the late mother of David Ortiz will have played a role in creating a welcoming environment. Ortiz, speaking yesterday about having an openly gay teammate, said that his mother, Angela, taught him a valuable lesson..." March 01

  • Red Sox CEO: David Ortiz contract extension a priority

    USA Today "Larry Lucchino, president and CEO of the Boston Red Sox, hopes to keep David Ortiz with the Red Sox for the duration of his career, he disclosed Friday at their training camp. The Red Sox and Ortiz met Thursday to talk about a contract extension, Lucchino said, which likely will be one year for..." February 22

  • David Ortiz, brass talk deal

    Boston Herald "David Ortiz and the Red Sox are talking contract, and both sides would like to reach a resolution before the season begins. A source confirmed a WEEI.com report that the sides have opened discussions. Ortiz and his agent, Fernando Cuza, met with members of ownership as well as the front..." February 21

  • The case for extending David Ortiz

    ESPN.com "Here's why the Boston Red Sox should give David Ortiz a contract extension: It makes good business sense to do so. Now that's counterintuitive to how the argument is usually framed: Ortiz is 38, the Sox already have him under contract for 2014, no need to do anything now, no one else is going..." February 19

  • Ortiz on critics: "Every time I talk about my contract, I earn it, (bleep)"

    Boston Herald "David Ortiz hit bombs in the batting cage this morning and then dropped a few on his critics. The slugging DH is back in camp for his 11th season with the Red Sox, and he's ready to do damage after an historic World Series that saw him take home MVP honors while hitting .688. As the..." February 19

  • Dustin Pedroia on WEEI podcast: David Ortiz should be given ‘whatever he wants’

    WEEI Boston "Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia joined WEEI’s Rob Bradford on Monday to discuss David Ortiz‘€™s desire for a multi-year contract extension, Jacoby Ellsbury defecting to the Yankees and other offseason news. To hear the interview, go to the WEEI audio on demand page. Ortiz told Steve..." January 29

  • David Ortiz well worth price

    Boston Herald "No one spends other people’s money quite like a sports fan (or journalist, to be fair). The Red Sox need a stopgap catcher until one of the pups arrives? Sign Brian McCann for six years and whatever it takes! Starting pitching looks a little thin? Masahiro Tanaka can be yours, sight unseen, for..." January 29

  • Ortiz ready to move on if Red Sox don't want him

    Fox Sports "David Ortiz has enjoyed 11 successful seasons in Boston. The slugger hopes to remain with the Red Sox for several more, although he acknowledged Sunday that baseball is a business. Ortiz, who is slated to become a free agent next offseason, said on Boston CBS4′s Sports Final on Sunday that he..." January 28

  • David Ortiz angling for multiyear deal

    ESPN.com "World Series MVP David Ortiz, who turned 38 in November, said in a TV interview that aired Sunday night that he would like to retire as a member of the Boston Red Sox, but said if the club did not offer him another long-term deal, it was "time to move on." Asked how much longer he expected to..." January 27

  • David Ortiz on his contract status, Boston’s offseason and more Hot Stove moves

    SI.com "Fresh off a spectacular 2013 season in which he reached 2,000 career hits, slugged 30 home runs and batted nearly .700 in helping the Red Sox win the World Series, designated hitter David Ortiz said this week that he is hopeful that he and the club will agree to extend his contract through the..." January 22

  • Alex Rodriguez should 'be honest with himself' during suspension, David Ortiz says

    Newark Star-Ledger "Wearing a leather shirt, stroking a chihuahua, David Ortiz said he hopes Alex Rodriguez will "be honest with himself" during his ban from baseball. "I heard about the suspension he's going to get and stuff," Ortiz said. "And hopefully baseball will move on and he gets to be honest with himself,..." January 22

  • Contract talks with David Ortiz will continue through season

    WEEI Boston "Appearing on The Hot Stove Show with Rob Bradford and Alex Speier Thursday night, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington confirmed that the team has had contract talks with David Ortiz, and plan on continuing the conversation throughout the upcoming season. “Probably so,” Cherington said when..." January 11

  • David Ortiz; No agreement to wait until end of season to negotiate

    WEEI Boston "David Ortiz isn’t about to wait. On the final day of his celebrity golf tournament on Sunday, Ortiz wanted to make it clear that he and his agent, Fern Cuza, won’t be restricted in trying to get an extension done before his current contract runs out at the end of the 2014 season. There had..." December 16

  • David Ortiz is talking to the Red Sox about extending his contract

    Hardball Talk "David Ortiz is under contract for $11 million in 2014, which will be his age-38 season, and Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports that the designated hitter is talking to the Red Sox about adding another year to the deal. Obviously all teams would prefer not to make unnecessary commitments to..." December 13

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    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe

    David Ortiz unanimously voted 2013 Edgar Martinez Outstanding DH of the Year. His 7th time getting award.

  • Ortiz: Yankees lost 'face of ballclub' in Cano

    ESPN Boston "David Ortiz says he thinks his Boston Red Sox will benefit from Robinson Cano joining the Seattle Mariners, calling it "great news for us" but a blow to the rival New York Yankees. Ortiz, speaking in an interview with WEEI Radio in Boston, said the Yankees lost "the face" of the team when they..." December 07

  • MLB announces 2013 Silver Slugger winners

    MLB.com "All year long, they went deep and they found the gaps, and baseball's best batsmen of 2013 connected one more time on Wednesday night, collecting The Silver Slugger Awards for their offensive performances this season. With the Yankees' Robinson Cano picking up a fourth consecutive silver bat..." November 07

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    Anthony Castrovince @castrovince

    Write-in votes put David Ortiz third in Boston mayoral race. Surprised he finished that low. #RedSox