David Ortiz DH BOS 2 weeks ago

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is back in the lineup Friday against the Los Angeles Angels after recovering from an illness, according to CSNNE.com. Ortiz missed the final game before the All-Star break with the minor illness but has had ample time to recover.

David Ortiz DH BOS 2 weeks ago

Ortiz is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees due to an illness, Ian M. Browne of MLB.com reports.

The Red Sox waited to put out their lineup, hoping Ortiz would be healthy enough to DH after receiving treatment. He wasn't quite able to give it a go, but the All-Star break should provide him with plenty of time to recover.

David Ortiz DH BOS 4 weeks ago

Ortiz hit a three-run homer in Thursday's win over the Blue Jays.

Ortiz's batting average is still subdued, hitting just .228 for the season, but he's starting to generate more consistent power. He's hit three homers in the past five games and gone deep eight times in the past 21.

David Ortiz DH BOS 1 month ago

Ortiz had two hits, two RBI, two runs scored and homered in Sunday's win over Kansas City. The homer was the 476th of his career and moved him into 29th place all time, ahead of Stan Musial and Willie Stargell.

After hitting six homers in the first 52 games, Ortiz has went deep four times in the past 11 games. He's hit safely in 10 of those 11 games, going 12-for-37 (.324) while slugging .647. Boston's lineup heated up the past week and Ortiz will benefit from the hot-hitting Mookie Betts, Brock Holt and Dustin Pedroia hitting ahead of him.

David Ortiz DH BOS 1 month ago

Ortiz was ejected from Saturday's game against the Royals for flipping his bat into fair territory and staring down the home plate umpire after a hit.

Ortiz was livid after the game, telling the Boston Herald's Jason Mastrodonato that the "situation between umpires and players is getting to a ridiculous point." Ortiz was replaced in the DH spot by Rusney Castillo. Before the ejection, he was 1-for-3.

David Ortiz DH BOS 1 month ago

Ortiz will play first base Thursday against Atlanta, Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports.

Ortiz is out of the lineup Wednesday as the Red Sox are playing in Atlanta, but manager John Farrell said that Ortiz would be back in the fold Thursday. It will be just his third appearance at first base this season.

David Ortiz DH BOS 1 month ago

Ortiz is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Braves.

With Boston's next two games coming in an NL park, Ortiz is unsurprisingly not in the lineup Wednesday. He'll likely be available to pinch hit later in the game if called upon, but he may not be back in the lineup again until Friday when Boston opens its series in Kansas City.

David Ortiz DH BOS 1 month ago

Ortiz went 1-for-2 with a three-run homer in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

While Boston's season has spiraled -- they've lost six straight and are 10 games under .500 -- Ortiz's bat is starting to show some life. He's hit safely in six of the last seven games (7-for-24, five walks) with three homers and nine RBI.

David Ortiz DH BOS 1 month ago

Ortiz went 1-for-4 Saturday with two runs scored and a sixth inning solo shot off R.A. Dickey, his eighth home run of the season.

Big Papi has two home runs in his last three games, but his .237 batting average through 38 June at-bats doesn't exactly suggest that Ortiz has put this season's woes in his rear view mirror just yet. In shallower formats, continue to view him with caution until he demonstrates he's still capable of a hot streak or two.

David Ortiz DH BOS 1 month ago

Ortiz went 2-for-4 with two RBI in Friday night's loss to the Blue Jays. The slumping designated hitter has hit safely in three straight and four of his last five.

Ortiz is showing some life in his bat the past week, but we need to see much more from the power hitter whose sporting a negative WAR (-0.4 per Fangraphs).