Boston Red Sox
2015 Avg.
.224
 
Career Avg.
.284
Name  David Ortiz
Born  11/18/1975
Height  6-4
Weight  230
Number  34
Position  DH
Bats  L
Throws  L
5/30/2015 4:25:00 PM
Description: Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is indeed back in the lineup.
Insight: We reported earlier that Ortiz was expected back after getting a couple of days off ot clear his head. He is back in the No . 3 spot, as per usual.
 
5/30/2015 9:43:00 AM
Description: Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is expected back in the starting lineup, according to a Providence Journal report.
Insight: Ortiz had taken a couple of days to work with hitting coach Chili Davis. He's batting just .216 this spring with siux homers and 18 RBI, so the work was probably warranted.
 
5/29/2015 4:35:00 PM
Description: Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is not in the lineup against the Rangers on Friday.
Insight: This was expected. Ortiz is getting some rest to work on his swing. He didn't play on Thursday either. Ortiz is batting .216 this season and has just one hit in his last 20 at-bats.
 
5/28/2015 5:17:00 PM
Description: Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is not in the lineup against the Rangers on Thursday.
Insight: Manager John Farrell said on WEEI on Thursday that Ortiz will be held out of the lineup a few days in order to work on his swing according to Roto World. Ortiz has just one hit in his last 20 at-bats and is hitting .216 this season.
 
5/27/2015 11:17:00 AM
Description: Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz has a career .345 BA (10-for-29) against Phil Hughes.
Insight: Ortiz has two homers and seven RBI off Hughes. The matchup is a strong one for Wednesday's contest versus Minnesota.
 
5/25/2015 9:45:00 AM
Description: Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is 4-for-10 with three homers against Minnesota starter Ricky Nolasco.
Insight: Ortiz has struggled early this season, hitting .227 with six homers and 17 RBI, so may not be ready to take advantage of this favorable matchup. He went 1-for-13 in the recent three-game set with the Angels.
 
5/19/2015 10:07:00 PM
Description: Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz smacked a home run on Tuesday night.
Insight: Ortiz finished 2-for-4 with two RBI. He is now hitting .244 with six homers and 16 RBI so far this season.
 
5/17/2015 2:04:00 PM
Description: Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is getting the day off on Sunday.
Insight: Hanley Ramirez will be the designated hitter and Brock Holt will play left field.
 
5/17/2015 8:58:00 AM
Description: Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hit a homer during Saturday's win versus Seattle.
Insight: Ortiz went 2-for-4 with the solo shot. He is now hitting .236 with five homers and 14 RBI. Look for him to pick it up.
 
5/16/2015 12:45:00 PM
Description: Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz has done just fine in his career against Mariners ace Felix Hernadez.
Insight: Ortiz is 13-for-36 with two doubles and a home run against Hernandez. He also has six RBI, seven walks and seven strikeouts. Don't be afraid to role with Ortiz on Saturday.
 
5/9/2015 12:20:00 PM
Description: Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz sat out Friday after losing his apeeal to a one-game suspension for making contact with an umpire, but is back in Saturday's lineup.
Insight: As expected. Ortiz will be back for the second game of the series against Toronto. He's batting .242 with four homers and 12 RBI this season.
 
5/8/2015 3:00:00 PM
Description: Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz will sit out Friday after losing his apeeal to a one-game suspension for making contact with an umpire.
Insight: Ortiz will be back for the second game of the series against Toronto.
 
5/4/2015 9:56:00 AM
Description: Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is just 1-for-13 (.077) versus Rays right-hander Jake Odorizzi.
Insight: Ortiz is a career .293 hitter versus right-handers versus .266 against left-handers, so this is out of character for Big Papi. Ortiz is on a six-game hitting streak, but faces an unfavorable matchup which should be avoided.
 
4/28/2015 3:31:00 PM
Description: Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz may not be the best option Tuesday against the Blue Jays.
Insight: Ortiz is 0-for-10 against opposing starter Drew Hutchison with three strikeouts. Ortiz is always a threat, but will have his work cut out for him on Tuesday.
 
4/24/2015 10:42:00 PM
Description: Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz blasted his fourth homer of the season.
Insight: The homer was a three-run shot, and Ortiz now has eight RBIs overall this season.
 
4/23/2015 3:22:00 PM
Description: Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz will appeal his one-game suspension for bumping an umpire and is in the red Sox Thursday lineup.
Insight: That doesn't mean you need to start him. Ortiz is batting just .208 this season and is 1-for-10 lifetime against Jake Odorizzi.
 
4/18/2015 10:27:00 AM
Description: Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is just 3-for-27 (.111) against Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman.
Insight: Ortiz is batting just .171 with a .618 OPS through the first nine games and isn't likely to turn it around in Saturday's matchup.
 
4/18/2015 10:27:00 AM
Description: Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is just 1-for-10 (.100) against Rays right-hander Jake Odorizzi.
Insight: Ortiz blasted a long home run on Wednesday night, but is an unfavorable matchup Thursday and should probably be avoided.
 
3/21/2015 10:12:00 AM
Description: Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hasn't played since Monday and will miss the entire weekend as well, according to a Boston Globe report.
Insight: He first dealt with "general soreness" and now is sick. Neither should keep him from Opening Day. Despite his age, now 39, Ortiz continues to pump out productive season after productive season. He cracked both the 30 HR and 100 RBI marks the past two seasons.
 
3/18/2015 10:02:00 AM
Description: Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hasn't played since Monday and will miss the entire weekend as well, according to a Boston Globe report.
Insight: He first dealt with "general soreness" and now is sick. Neither should keep him from Opening Day. Despite his age, now 39, Ortiz continues to pump out productive season after productive season. He cracked both the 30 HR and 100 RBI marks the past two seasons.