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David Ortiz (1B,DH)

Boston Red Sox

By John Aubin, Red Sox Correspondent, Wed, Feb 25th 11:50am EST

Big Papi arrived at spring training with a weighty quip about new teammate Pablo Sandoval. "My belly hasn't grown like Panda," David Ortiz said Tuesday, joking about new Boston Red Sox teammate Pablo Sandoval. (Source: Boston Herald)

Fantasy Impact: David Ortiz has come into training camp in great shape. Hopefully he is fully recovered from his wrist injury from late last season. At 39, Oritz has been on a decline each of the past three years but he is still a top fantasy hitter. Expect another decline this year but he is still worth owning and if you can get him after the early rounds in fantasy drafts, he should provide value to your lineup.

By John Aubin, Red Sox Correspondent, Wed, Dec 31st 3:04pm EST

David Ortiz missed the final 5 games of the 2104 season with inflammation of the left wrist but overall had a healthy year and finished with 35 home runs and 104 runs batted in.

Fantasy Impact: The last couple of years fantasy owners have been waiting for David Ortiz to break down and Ortiz has proved them wrong hitting over 30 home runs and 100 runs batted in the last two years. Coming into 2015 Ortiz is fully healthy. But at age 39, he comes with the risk of is this the year he breaks down questions. Do not draft him early but if he is available in the middle rounds he is worth the gamble. Especially with an improved lineup in Boston this year.

David Ortiz News & Advice

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MLB.com | Feb 25th, 9:18pm
Red Sox slugger David Ortiz isn't a fan of the rule being instituted this season that batters must keep one foot in the batter's box throughout an at-bat.
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MLB.com | Feb 25th, 8:06pm
David Ortiz essentially was the Red Sox's offense last season. While it was another gratifying season individually for the slugger, he didn't enjoy watching the postseason on television. And that's why Big Papi has a little hop in his step entering 2015.
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ESPN | Feb 25th, 7:16pm
Red Sox slugger David Ortiz launched a vivid and occasionally hilarious rant against baseball's new pace of play rules, especially the one that stipulates a batter keep one fit in the box at all times [with some exceptions].
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MLB.com | Feb 25th, 7:10pm
Someone asked David Ortiz how much longer he intends to play. Innocent question, right? "I don't know," Ortiz said while meeting with the media on Wednesday.
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Rotoworld | Feb 25th, 2:36am
Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said Tuesday that David Ortiz will be with the club "as long as he wants to be."
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ESPN | Feb 24th, 10:07pm
Ben Cherington said David Ortiz "knows he's going to be a Red Sox [player] as long as he wants to be a Red Sox [player]."
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MLB.com | Feb 24th, 7:28pm
There was an atmosphere change in Red Sox camp on Tuesday, as David Ortiz arrived for a 13th season.