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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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

John Henry, Tom Werner miss retired slugger David Ortiz

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Boston Red Sox principal owner John Henry called it strange not to see David Ortiz at the team's first full-squad workout this year. Entering their 16th season of ownership, Henry and chairman Tom Werner spent 25 minutes Friday discussing Ortiz's future role, the offseason acquisition of pitcher Chris Sale, the future of Fenway Park, pace of play, shortening...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hanley Ramirez arrives at BoSox spring training in David Ortiz shirt

The legend of Big Papi lives on.For the first time in 14 years, David Ortiz didn’t show up at Boston Red Sox spring training after he officially retired at the end of last season. But while Ortiz is gone from the Red Sox’s clubhouse, Hanley Ramirez made sure the gregarious slugger wasn’t forgotten Thursday when he arrived at camp. Ramirez showed his fellow Dominican Republic...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Why MLB's instant replay, and not the intentional walk, should be altered

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has lived a pretty charmed life as commish since taking over before the 2015 season; the steroid boom that occurred during the Bud Selig regime has largely been dealt with, there was a smooth and quiet negotiation of a new collective bargaining agreement, the Cubs' curse-breaking run led to the Series' highest average ratings in 12...
Via The Sports Quotient
9 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez thinks Ortiz will return to Red Sox in 2017

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 John Tomase of WEEI. “But I still believe David is going to give it another...
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  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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