Found April 18, 2013 on RedSoxLife:
PLAYERS: David Ortiz
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
David Ortiz has been rehabbing in Pawtucket -- he homered in their game today -- and is ready to return to the Red Sox tomorrow. Ortiz says he's ready to be activated on Friday. He feels fine in terms of timing/approach and the condition of his Achilles/heels — Alex Speier (@alexspeier) April 18, 2013 Of course, the training staff has the final say in whether Ortiz is ready, but barring a set-back we should see Big Papi in a Boston uniform this weekend. Ortiz' return will mean the end of Jackie Bradley's time in majors...for now. Bradley has clearly looked over-matched, although he deserves much credit for playing (almost) consistently strong defense, and drawing walks. Jackie is not starting tonight, but will be able to get consistent playing time at Pawtucket until either someone hits the DL, or he is crushing AAA pitching. Mike Napoli has been knocking in plenty of runners batting cleanup, but it's time for Boston's true cleanup hitter to return and remi...

Ortiz set to return after 8 months

David Ortiz is set to make his return for the Boston Red Sox following an eight-month layoff. Ortiz was in the batting order to hit cleanup and be the designated hitter in Saturday's game against the Kansas City Royals. The 37-year-old was activated from the disabled list Friday. Ortiz injured his right Achilles tendon running the bases on July 17 and appeared just once in...

David Ortiz Tells Boston Red Sox Fans, “This is Our F*cking City” (Video)

David Ortiz was the perfect person to address Red Sox fans during the an emotional pregame tribute at Fenway Park. The organization paid their respect to all those affected by the Boston Marathon bombing. The Red Sox held a moment of silence for those who lost their lives and honored the first responders, heroes and law enforcement officials for their bravery. At that point Ortiz...

Big Papi David Ortiz Drops F-Bomb During Red Sox Pregame Ceremonies

The Boston Red Sox are playing the Kansas City Royals this afternoon in the first game at Fenway Park since Monday&#8217…

Red Sox DH David Ortiz returns from DL

The Boston Red Sox officially activated designated hitter David Ortiz for today’s game against the Kansas City Royals. Ortiz – who’s been dealing with foot issues since last year – is batting cleanup for the Red Sox in his season debut this afternoon. Ortiz began the year on the disabled list due to continued inflammation in both of his heels. Prior to being...

David Ortiz Launches Home Run in Rehab Game With PawSox, Ready to Return to Red Sox (Video)

David Ortiz said after Thursday’s rehab game with Triple-A Pawtucket that he’s ready to return to the big club. It’s hard to doubt him after watching his big fly in his final at-bat. Ortiz went deep against right-handed reliever Michael Stutes in the bottom of the fifth inning of the PawSox’ game against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Ortiz’s home run came on a 1-0 fastball...

David Ortiz – This Is Our F#cking City

Go get ‘em, Big Papi! Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Don't laugh when Big Papi says, "This is our F***ing city."

Challenge: Don't laugh when David Ortiz tells terrorists that "This is our ******* city." **Follow us on Twitter or Facebook. Subscribe, or Return to us on Twitter.... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Papi F-Bombs Marathon Bombers

((HT: NESN/MLB)) David Ortiz did what a lot of Bostonians thought and felt over the last five days... The words were simple and very effective... Amen, Big Papi... A-men...

Boston Red Sox To Activated David Ortiz Friday, Optioned Jackie Bradley

MLB News: While it has been a horrible week in Boston after the bombings at the Boston Marathon, good news is on the horizon. While it doesn’t make up for what happened, slugger David Ortiz is about to be activated by the Boston Red Sox. To make room for him, they optioned center fielder Jackie Bradley to Triple-A Pawtucket. Fantasy Ramifications: Bradley hit just .097 in 12 games...

David Ortiz Returns to Red Sox, Bats Cleanup Against James Shields, Royals

The Red Sox will be back in action on Saturday afternoon after an unplanned day off on Friday due to the manhunt that sent the Boston area into a lockdown. The Sox are getting a familiar face back into the lineup with David Ortiz playing designated hitter and batting cleanup against James Shields and the Royals. Ortiz went 4 for 18 in six rehab starts in Pawtucket. He hit one home...

Jon Lester’s Return to Form, Daniel Nava’s Help Filling In for David Ortiz Among Biggest Red Sox Surprises So Far (Video)

The Red Sox weren’t expected by experts to be very good in 2013. That hasn’t stopped them in jumping out to a 10-4 start and grabbing first place in the American League East. With the team exceeding expectations 14 games into the young season, NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette asked our Twitter followers what they think is the most surprising thing about the Sox this year. Check out...

Red Sox return to the field in Boston vs K.C.

(AP) -- The Boston Red Sox have plenty of reasons to look forward to taking the field at Fenway Park this weekend. None more than the chance to help their hometown heal from one of the most tragic events in the city's history. With slugger David Ortiz expected to make his season debut and Clay Buchholz hoping to remain undefeated, the Red Sox try for a seventh consecutive victory...

Royals-Red Sox Preview

The Boston Red Sox have plenty of reasons to look forward to returning home from a brief but successful trip. None more than the chance to help their hometown heal from one of the most tragic events in the city's history. With slugger David Ortiz expected to make his season debut and Clay Buchholz hoping to remain undefeated, the Red Sox try for a seventh consecutive victory...

A Message From Big Papi

photo by JESSICA RINALDI/Reuters Big Papi didn’t waste anytime getting off the disabled list today.  He spoke to the crowd right before the RedSox/Royals game in honor of all that has transpired this week in Beantown.  Also it’s Fenway’s 101st anniversary today so emotions are everywhere.  He thanked the first responders and the community for sticking together.  But...
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