David Ortiz
DH BOS
3 hours ago

Ortiz is tentatively scheduled for day off Saturday, Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ortiz gets a day off against a left-hander as Red Sox manager John Farrell looks to get the 40-year-old slugger a breather in order to extract the most out of him in the final two months of the season. Hanley Ramirez will start at DH, with Travis Shaw playing first base and Aaron Hill starting at third. And while on the topic of giving Ortiz rest, Boston has a series coming up against the Dodgers in Los Angeles next weekend, so there will likely be multiple days off between Aug. 5 and 7.

David Ortiz
DH BOS
2 days ago

Ortiz will likely sit out one game this weekend, Scott Lauber of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Angels are trotting out back-to-back lefties Saturday and Sunday (Hector Santiago and Tyler Skaggs, respectively), and it sounds like manager John Farrell will take the opportunity to get the 40-year-old Ortiz a breather. Ortiz just had day off last weekend, but of course he didn't really have much of an All-Star break and the Red Sox want to be sure he's at full strength for the stretch run.

David Ortiz
DH BOS
3 days ago

Ortiz hit a three-run homer, his 25th, in a 1-for-5 game in Tuesday's loss to Detroit.

EDGE Analysis

Ortiz has been a slugging machine all month, as this marks his seventh home run and 11th extra-base hit in 19 games. He's hitting a robust .301/.369/.644 in July -- actually slightly worse than his .328/.418/.666 overall line, as he has been consistently excellent all season long in his farewell campaign.

David Ortiz
DH BOS
6 days ago

Ortiz is not Sunday's starting lineup, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hanley Ramirez will slot in at designated hitter and bat cleanup for Boston, while Travis Shaw takes over at first base.

David Ortiz
DH BOS
6 days ago

Ortiz went 3-for-3 with a sacrifice fly, double, two RBI, two runs and a walk in Saturday's 11-9 loss to the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran slugger was consistently on the basepaths, and put together his second three-hit day in the last three games. Ortiz also posted his third multi-RBI game over his last five contests, and is slashing .317/.392/.667 over 63 at-bats in July.

David Ortiz
DH BOS
1 week ago

Ortiz went 3-for-5 with a homer and four RBI against the Twins on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Apparently, this guy is 40 years old and about to retire, not a 27-year-old superstar in his prime. You wouldn't know it from the stat line, as Ortiz is carrying a 1.096 OPS -- the highest mark of his career. Every year, he comes too cheap in fantasy drafts, and every year, he pays off the owners who dish out the extra buck to acquire him. Maybe he shouldn't retire so soon.

David Ortiz
DH BOS
1 week ago

Ortiz went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer in Tuesday's win over the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Ortiz had entered the game without an extra-base hit in 10 career at-bats against his former teammate Jake Peavy, but his fourth-inning blast ended that and secured the 4-0 victory. Ortiz's 23rd homer of the season, and 526th of his career, sailed well over the right-field bullpen and several rows deep into the stands, and gave hime 75 RBI on the year. He's on pact to launch 40-plus home runs and 130-plus RBI, a feat Ortiz hasn't accomplished since 2006.

David Ortiz
DH BOS
3 weeks ago

Ortiz went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in Friday's 6-5 victory over the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

The ageless slugger took Chris Archer deep in the fourth inning for his second homer in as many nights and third overall in July. Ortiz also has a five-game hitting streak, and has already collected seven RBI over 27 at-bats in the new month.

David Ortiz
DH BOS
3 weeks ago

Ortiz went 1-for-3 with a homer, a walk and three RBI Wednesday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Ortiz left the yard for the 20th time this year to move the Red Sox out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning of a game they'd go on to win. He's now hit safely in seven of his last eight games, and he's slashing .337/.429/.677 on the year.

David Ortiz
DH BOS
1 month ago

Ortiz went 3-for-4 with a solo homer in Friday's 5-4 victory over the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

The prolific slugger recorded the 2,000 hit with the Red Sox and moved into sole possession of 19th place on the all-time home run list with his fifth-inning solo blast, his first since June 17. Ortiz's banner final season continues, and he only seems to be getting better as it unfolds. He's raised his average another seven points to .342 over the last six games, a span in which hit safely in five of those contests, with multi-hit efforts in two of the last three.