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What to expect for the Boston Red Sox without Big Papi?

With spring training winding down, the start to the MLB season is nearing. This season will bring a very different feel to the Boston Red Sox and their organization. For the first time in 14 years, David Ortiz will not be on the opening day roster. Fans and players alike are wondering just how this will affect the coming season and production within the clubhouse. There are many...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz went crazy for D.R.'s comeback win over USA

There was a marquee matchup in the World Baseball Classic on Saturday night as the United States took on the defending champion Dominican Republic at Marlins Park in Miami.Team USA held a 5-3 lead in the bottom of the eighth inning, when Nelson Cruz launched a three-run home run off of Andrew Miller to give the Dominican Republic the lead.And former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Future Hall of Famer David Ortiz to publish memoir in May

David Ortiz is still retired and will remain so for those hoping his announcement was a dream.The 41-year-old hung up his cleats after one of his best seasons in 2016, but there could be some good news for the die-hard Big Papi fans. The 20-year veteran is publishing a memoir and it comes out in May of this year. Papi will be “an entertaining, unfiltered memoir by one of the game’s...
Via Sportsnaut
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: David Ortiz could join Red Sox broadcast team this season

The options seemingly are endless for David Ortiz as he considers myriad post-retirement options. And comments from Boston Red Sox president Sam Kennedy indicate Ortiz’s first job may be a role on the Boston Red Sox broadcast team.Kennedy discussed the retired icon’s future during an interview this week on Boston Herald Radio. While nothing is set in stone, Kennedy, who previously...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 23, 2017  |  Discuss

David Ortiz gives fans a glimpse at his new spring training

David Ortiz seems to be enjoying his retirement.While the rest of the Boston Red Sox are gathered in Fort Myers, Fla., for the beginning of spring training, the former designated hitter reported to the beach and shared a look at his new spring training via Twitter. Although Ortiz claims it’s “so good to be retired,” that hasn’t kept his name from coming up frequently at Red...
Via NESN.com
February 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Red Sox expect David Ortiz to 'have a role' with team in near future

Despite Hanley Ramirez’s best efforts, David Ortiz is done playing baseball for the Boston Red Sox.But you still could see Big Papi floating around Fenway Park in the near future.When the legendary slugger retired last season, he hinted that he might be interested in taking an off-field job with the club down the road. The Red Sox, obviously, said they’d welcome him with open...
Via NESN.com
February 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Hanley Ramirez stokes David Ortiz comeback talk, Big Papi shuts it down

If you thought the David Ortiz comeback chatter would die down once the 2017 season began, well, Hanley Ramirez had other plans.The Boston Red Sox first baseman/designated hitter reported to spring training in Fort Myers, Fla., on Thursday sporting Ortiz’s No. 34 on his chest. He then held a 20-minute press conference with reporters, a significant portion of which was dedicated...
Via NESN.com
February 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Dustin Pedroia completely recovered from knee surgery

Dustin Pedroia says he is completely recovered from the surgery he underwent on his knee during the offseason.The Boston Red Sox second baseman injured his knee in September and struggled thereafter. He underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in October.“I did rehab stuff most of the offseason,” Pedroia said on Monday via WEEI’s John Tomase. “But you know, I feel great, normal...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Red Sox to retire David Ortiz’s No. 34 on June 23

If David Ortiz is thinking about coming back for another season, he clearly hasn’t informed the Boston Red Sox of his intentions.On Thursday, the Red Sox announced that they are planning to retire Ortiz’s No. 34 jersey on June 23 before a home game against the Los Angeles Angels. Ortiz will become the 10th player to have his number retired by the Red Sox. The last was Pedro Martinez...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 26, 2017  |  Discuss

David Ortiz slams door on rumors of potential comeback

Any rumor about David Ortiz thinking about coming back for another season in Major League Baseball can now be put to rest, we think. Ortiz seemed to close the door shut on his baseball career with a recent interview with ESPN Deportes, in which he says he has now moved on from the rigors of playing baseball every day. “My playing time has already expired,” Ortiz told ESPN...
Via The Comeback
January 16, 2017  |  Discuss
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