David Ortiz DH BOS 1 week ago

Ortiz will be out of the lineup Sunday against the Orioles.

After going 0-for-5 at the dish Saturday to drop his season average to .194, Ortiz will be rested for Sunday's afternoon tilt. Early-season struggles aren't foreign to Big Papi, who has still been able to hit for pop (four homers) and get on base (10 walks) at a decent clip, despite his inconsistent hitting. Fantasy owners need not be alarmed just yet.

David Ortiz DH BOS 2 weeks ago

Ortiz has been suspended one game for making contact with an umpire in Sunday's game against the Orioles. He has decided to appeal.

It's difficult to imagine that Ortiz's suspension will be overturned. He may simply drop the appeal for a matchup where he'd be given a day off in the near future by the Red Sox anyway.

David Ortiz DH BOS 2 weeks ago

Ortiz went 0-for-1 with a walk and a run scored on Sunday before being ejected in the 5th inning for arguing a checked swing.

Big Papi's team could have used him, as they were down just two runs at the time of his ejection, but he was forced to hit the showers early after voicing his disgust with Jerry Meals' call. Ortiz should slot back into his typical spot in the order on Monday.

David Ortiz DH BOS 2 weeks ago

Ortiz went 3-for-3 Saturday with a walk, a double and a run scored.

Big Papi's had a slow start to the season, and even after Saturday's multi-hit effort he's still only slashing .237/.341/.421. Better days are probably ahead for Oriz, but at 39 years old any slump is cause for at least a little concern.

David Ortiz DH BOS 3 weeks ago

Ortiz is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Nationals, according to Tim Britton of the Providence Journal.

Ortiz will sit for the second time this season with the Red Sox playing an early afternoon game and facing left-hander Gio Gonzalez. Mike Napoli will serve as Boston's designated hitter Wednesday.

David Ortiz DH BOS 3 weeks ago

Ortiz went 2-for-8 with a walk and his first homer of the season in Boston's 19-inning win over the Yankees on Friday.

Ortiz should be back in your daily lineups now that Boston has left a National League city. His nine plate appearances Friday matched his total in the three-game set when Boston was in Philadelphia to start the season.

David Ortiz DH BOS 4 weeks ago

Ortiz is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Phillies, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports.

With the Red Sox playing in Philadelphia and not being afforded the luxury of the DH, Ortiz will sit out Wednesday in favor of Mike Napoli, who did not play in Monday's season opener. The Red Sox play once more in Philadelphia on Thursday, and it remains to be seen who will start at first base in that contest.

David Ortiz DH BOS 4 weeks ago

Ortiz will start at first base in Monday's Opening Day matchup against the Phillies, Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports.

Ortiz typically serves as the designated hitter, but will have to play the field in order to get into the Opening Day lineup in a NL ballpark. Though the fielding may be spotty, that doesn't necessarily matter from a fantasy perspective in most formats, so owners with daily lineup changes can safely deploy the slugger Monday.

David Ortiz DH BOS 1 month ago

Ortiz (general soreness) returned to the lineup Thursday after sitting out several days. He served as the designated hitter and went 0-for-3 with an RBI.

Ortiz was shut down for a variety of reasons, including dehydration and flu-like symptoms. He struck out, popped out to short, hit a fielder's choice RBI, but was unconcerned about the rhythm in his swing.

David Ortiz DH BOS 1 month ago

Ortiz (general soreness) could get some minor league at-bats Tuesday or Wednesday in advance of returning to game action Thursday, the Boston Globe's Pete Abraham reports.

Ortiz is working his way back from the flu and dehydration, but with him scheduled to get back into game action this week, he appears to be on track to be ready for the start of the season.