David Ortiz
David Ortiz

David Ortiz (1B,DH)

Free Agent

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David Ortiz went 0-for-1 with a sacrifice fly and two walks in what turned out to be his final game as the Red Sox lost to the Indians in Game 3 of ALDS.

Fantasy Impact: This is not the ending that Ortiz and Red Sox fans had hoped for. Big Papi ends a Hall of Fame career on a sour note but he will be remembered more for his clutch hitting that led the Red Sox to three world championships in his time in Boston.

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David Ortiz had a rough day at the plate on Friday, going 0-for-4 as the Red Sox were shut out by Corey Kluber and a pair of relievers in Game 2 of the ALDS.

Fantasy Impact: Oritz does not want to end his career like this. He should be motivated going into Game 3 to help the Red Sox get back in the series. He has a good matchup against Indian's starter Josh Tomlin and is a worth a gamble in DFS.

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David Ortiz slugged a go-ahead two-run homer to lead the Red Sox to a 5-3 victory over the Blue Jays on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz is making his last season a memorable one. He now has 38 home runs on the year and has driven in 127 runs which tie him for the lead in the American League.

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David Ortiz goes 3-for-5

Mon, Sep 26th 8:00am EDT
By Matthew Young

David Ortiz went 3-for-5 on Sunday, hitting a double and two singles against the Tampa Bay Rays. He struck out twice.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz is playing some of the best baseball of his career right now. His batting average stands at .321 for the year.

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David Ortiz homers

Sat, Sep 24th 8:53am EDT
By Matthew Young

David Ortiz hit his 37th homerun of the season on Friday. He went 2-for-5 on the evening, driving in two and scoring the one run himself.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz is now batting .319 for the season. There were no walks or strikeouts against him in this game.

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David Ortiz went 1-for-3 on Wednesday with a single. He also picked up a run. Ortiz struck out twice and was walked once.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz's batting average for the season is now .318.

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David Ortiz hits 35th homerun

Tue, Sep 20th 7:30am EDT
By Matthew Young

David Ortiz hit his 35th homerun of the season on Monday. He went 1-for-3 on the night as the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles, 5-2.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz is having a great season. He is now batting .317 for the year as he finishes up the regular part of the year and approaches the postseason.

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David Ortiz went 2-for-3 in Friday night's win over the New York Yankees. He hit a double and drove in one run. He was walked once, and struck out once.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz is having one of the best seasons of his career. This was his 47th double of the season. His batting average is now .320 for the year.

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David Ortiz finished 2-for-3 with a walk, home run, RBI, and two runs scored against the Orioles on Monday. Ortiz is 5-for-16 with a double, two home runs, four RBI, and five runs scored over his last seven days. He has a 1.034 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz is ripping through his last MLB season, hitting .400 in September and clubbing four home runs while driving in nine runs. His .318 batting average this season would be his best since 2007 and he has an extra-base hit in three of his last four games.

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David Ortiz gets some rest

Thu, Sep 8th 7:00am EDT
By Matthew Young

David Ortiz was not in the lineup for the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, giving him an extra day off before heading into the Toronto Blue Jays game on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz is having a strong season, and giving him the night off is a smart idea. The Red Sox are in first place now, but are only one game ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays, who they will face Friday.

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David Ortiz drives in three

Sat, Sep 3rd 10:55am EDT
By Matthew Young

David Ortiz drove in three runs on Friday night, helping the Boston Red Sox to a big win over the Oakland Athletics. He went 2-for-2 on the evening with two singles. He walked once.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz was pulled from the game early thanks to the fact that Boston was up by such a large number of runs. This hurt his fantasy value for the game, but his batting average has now risen to .316 for the season.

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David Ortiz hits 31st homerun

Mon, Aug 29th 8:44am EDT
By Matthew Young

David Ortiz hit his 31st homerun of the season on Sunday, but it wasn't enough to hold off the Kansas City Royals. The Boston Red Sox lost, 10-4. Ortiz went 1-for-4 on the evening.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz remains a solid power hitter as the season progresses. His batting average is .319 for the season. He struck out once on Sunday.

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David Ortiz finished 2-for-5, including his 30th home run of the season, in Wednesday night's 4-3 loss to Tampa Bay.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz also drove in his 100th RBI on the home run and is now hitting .322 on the season. The slugger does not seem to be slowing down in his final season and can be started with confidence in fantasy and is still a good play in DFS.

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David Ortiz doubles

Mon, Aug 22nd 3:00pm EDT
By Matthew Young

David Ortiz hit a double in Sunday's loss to the Detroit Tigers. He was 1-for-4 for the evening, striking out once.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz hit his 39th double of the season, but his batting average lowered to .320 by the conclusion of Sunday's game.

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David Ortiz went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer in a 3-2 victory over the Tigers on Saturday. His back is apparently feeling better. The veteran slugger left Friday's game with some upper back stiffness, but he returned to the lineup Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz looked good at the plate on Saturday and seems to have broken out of the mini-slump he was in. He has a seven-game hitting streak going and is 5 for 7 with two homers over his last two games.

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David Ortiz left Friday's game with upper-back stiffness, but manager John Farrell said he expects him to play Saturday, the Boston Herald's Jason Mastrodonato reports. He went 2-for-3 with a home run, his 28th of the season, before being replaced by Travis Shaw when his back started acting up. (Source: Jason Mastrodonato on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: If John Farrell thinks Ortiz can play on Saturday then his back issue cannot be serious. Do not be surprised if he does sit for a day or two as the Sox want their slugger healthy for their playoff run.

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David Ortiz doubles

Thu, Aug 18th 9:44am EDT
By Matthew Young

David Ortiz hit his 38th double of the season on Wednesday. He went 1-for-4 on the evening, driving in a run and scoring one.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz is currently batting .312 for the season. Although his consistency at the bat has decline recently, his power has not.

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David Ortiz hit another homerun on Monday, helping the Boston Red Sox to beat the Cleveland Indians, 3-2. He went 2-for-4 for the night, driving in two runs.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz has now hit 27 homeruns for the season and 92 RBIs. His batting average for the year stands at .312.

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David Ortiz hits 26th homerun

Sat, Aug 13th 6:43am EDT
By Matthew Young

David Ortiz hit his 26th homerun of the season on Friday, driving in two runs as the Boston Red Sox beat the Arizona Diamondbacks. He went 3-for-4 on Friday, scoring three runs and striking out once.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz is now batting .312 for the season.

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David Ortiz has been taken for X-rays after he fouled a ball off of his shin in the ninth inning of Thursday's game and needed help off the field, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports. General manager Dave Dombrowski indicated Wednesday night that Ortiz has avoided a fracture and is considered day-to-day (Source: Pete Abraham on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The injury looked bad at first and Ortiz could not walk off the field without help. He will more than likely miss Thursday's game against the Yankees and there should be news on how many days he will be out coming soon. But it looks like Ortiz will avoid the DL and be day to day.

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David Ortiz drive in one

Wed, Aug 10th 9:04am EDT
By Matthew Young

David Ortiz went 1-for-3 on Tuesday, helping the Boston Red Sox to defeat the New York Yankees, 3-5. He drove in one run and was walked once.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz had some time off at the beginning of the week, but now appears to be back in the starting lineup for the Red Sox for good. His batting average has dropped a bit over the last few weeks, but now sits at .309.

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David Ortiz sits on Sunday

Mon, Aug 8th 8:23am EDT
By Chris Zolli

David Ortiz sat on Sunday night after leaving Saturday's game with general fatigue in the sixth inning. Ortiz is 2-for-19 with a double and two RBI over the last seven days. He has a 1.014 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz missing Sunday's game is not a big issue, but the fact that he is without a multi-hit game in the last 10 games and that he only has one extra-base hit in that time span is troubling. He has not hit a home run since July 26 and, with power as his only real benefit for fantasy owners, he needs to find his power stroke for the playoff run.

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David Ortiz hit an RBI double in the first inning on Tuesday, and then drove in another run in the eighth on a sacrifice fly. He went 1-for-3 for the evening, striking out once.

Fantasy Impact: This was Ortiz's 36th double of the season. He is now batting .316.

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David Ortiz has a quiet night

Mon, Aug 1st 7:08am EDT
By Matthew Young

David Ortiz went 0-for-5 on Sunday as the Boston Red Sox narrowly beat the Los Angeles Angels, 5-3. He was struck out twice in the process.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz had a quiet night, but is still having a strong season and remains one of the best first basemen in all of MLB from a fantasy perspective. His batting average for the year stands at .320.

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David 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.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz continues to tear it up in his last season in the bigs. He is having a great July hitting .317 with a .392 OBP. He should be started in all fantasy leagues and has been a strong play in DFS.

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David Ortiz hits homerun

Fri, Jul 22nd 1:32pm EDT
By Matthew Young

David Ortiz hit his 24th homerun of the season, going 3-for-5 for the evening on Thursday. He drove in four of Boston's 13 runs to help the Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz also scored one run of his own on Thursday, thanks to the homerun. He is now batting .330 for the season.

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

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz continues to dominate in his final season with the Red Sox. He now has 23 home runs on the season with 75 RBI and 43 runs scored. And he is hitting .327 with an impressive .421 OBP. The one downside to owning Ortiz is expect him to sit more than usual as the Red Sox try to preserve the 40 year old for the pennant run.

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David Ortiz hit his 22nd homerun of the season on Sunday, driving in two runs. He went 1-for-3 for the day. He was walked once, and struck out once.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz goes into the All Star Break batting .332.

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David Ortiz hits 21st homerun

Sat, Jul 9th 9:20am EDT
By Matthew Young

David Ortiz hit his 21st homerun of the season on Friday. He went 1-for-4 for the night.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz's homer was a solo shot, giving him one run and one RBI for the night in addition to the hit. He is batting .336 for the season.

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

Fantasy Impact: It was Ortiz's 20th home run this season as he is enjoying an outstanding final season to his career. For the year Ortiz is now hitting .337 and has 69 RBI.

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David Ortiz had a .337 batting average in June, posting a season-best .461 OBP and maintaining his .336 batting average for the season. He is second in the American League with 63 RBI and leads the league in OPS at 1.103. Ortiz is 5-for-18 over his last seven days.

Fantasy Impact: While his OBP was at a season-high in June, his slugging percentage was at a season low (.578) and he hit four home runs in June after clubbing nine home runs in May. Ortiz is still one of the top hitters in baseball, but his .342 BABIP is alarming, as he has a career .300 BABIP, and his soft-hit ball percentage is his lowest since 2011 (14.1%).


David Ortiz singles

Sat, Jun 25th 9:24am EDT
By Matthew Young

David Ortiz went 1-for-4 on Friday with a single. He was able to draw one walk and score one run, helping the Boston Red Sox secure a late victory against the Texas Rangers, 8-7.

Fantasy Impact: Despite a somewhat quiet night from Ortiz on a fantasy basis, this marked a big game for the team. He's now batting .339 for the season.

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David Ortiz draws three walks

Fri, Jun 24th 9:03am EDT
By Matthew Young

David Ortiz went 1-for-2 on Thursday, hitting a double with his lone hit. He scored one run, and was walked three times.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz struck out once. His batting average for the season currently stands at .340.

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David Ortiz drives in one

Thu, Jun 23rd 10:25am EDT
By Matthew Young

David Ortiz got the start at DH on Wednesday, driving in one run. He went 1-for-3 for the night.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz has an impressive .339 batting average so far this season. In addition to his one hit on Wednesday, he also walked twice.

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David Ortiz is not in the Red Sox lineup for Tuesday's game against the White Sox. Hanley Ramirez will start at DH.

Fantasy Impact: Sounds like just a day off for the slugging Ortiz against a tough lefty in Chris Sale. Ortiz should be back in the lineup tomorrow.


David Ortiz steals a base

Mon, Jun 20th 4:18pm EDT
By Bobby Sylvester

David Ortiz gave fantasy owners a nice surprise Sunday, when he stole just his 17th career base. Ortiz went one for three from the dish and walked, but didn't cross the plate.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz now has hits in six straight and his batting average is still over .340. The power has slowed down, but he is still on pace for 43 homers and 141 RBI this season.

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David Ortiz drives in one

Thu, Jun 16th 10:09am EDT
By Matthew Young

David Ortiz drove in one run on Wednesday. He went 2-for-4 for the evening and scored a run, as well.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz has increased his batting average to .341 for the season, putting him on pace for his best season ever.

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David Ortiz doubles

Sat, Jun 11th 11:13am EDT
By Matthew Young

David Ortiz went 2-for-5 on Friday night against the Minnesota Twins, doubling once.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz is batting .340 for the season right now. He has 27 doubles so far this year.

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David Ortiz will not start Wednesday's game against the Giants, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports. Manager John Farrell said Ortiz will be available only as a pinch-hitter during the two-game set in San Francisco. (Source: Tim Britton on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This has nothing to do with how Ortiz has been playing. The Red Sox do not want to risk an injury with Ortiz playing in the field. He currently leads the majors in doubles with 25 and is hitting .340 with 16 HRs this season.


David Ortiz drives in two

Sat, Jun 4th 7:58pm EDT
By Matthew Young

David Ortiz had two runs batted in on Saturday. He went 1-for-3 for the afternoon in the Boston Red Sox victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz walked once Saturday. His batting average is currently .342.

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David Ortiz went 1-for-5 with a three-run homer against the Orioles on Thursday. Ortiz made the most of his lone hit, sending a pitch from Ubaldo Jimenez into right field for a three-run shot.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz has a ten game hitting streak going and has hit .439 with an impressive 1.049 slugging percentage, six homers and 17 RBI over that span.

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David Ortiz is back

Wed, Jun 1st 12:22pm EDT
By Matthew Young

David Ortiz is back in the regular starting lineup for the Boston Red Sox. He went 1-for-4 Tuesday night against the Baltimore Orioles.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz struck out once in Tuesday night's win. He is now batting .335 for the season.

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David Ortiz listed as day to day

Mon, May 30th 5:45am EDT
By John Aubin

David Ortiz (foot) expects to play in Monday's game against the Orioles, Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald reports. Ortiz was hit on the top of his left foot Saturday, which was already bothering him, and is causing him to limp. He was scratched from Sunday's lineup, but thinks he'll be good to go Monday. (Source: Boston Herald)

Fantasy Impact: Keep an eye on updates for Ortiz's status for Monday. If he is having problems running, he may sit the game out. For the season, Ortiz is hitting .339 with 13 homers and 46 RBI.

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David Ortiz homers again

Fri, May 27th 4:10pm EDT
By Matthew Young

David Ortiz hit his 12th homerun of the year on Thursday against the Colorado Rockies. He went 2-for-4 for the night, having a double as his other hit. He drove in two runs.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz is batting .337 for the year right now, and has been lowering his strikeout rate significantly over the last couple weeks.

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David Ortiz goes 2-for-4

Wed, May 25th 3:53pm EDT
By Matthew Young

David Ortiz went 2-for-4 on Tuesday, driving in four runs in the process. One hit was a single, while the other was a double. He also drew a walk and scored a run in the Red Sox win over the Colorado Rockies.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz continues his hot streak, and is on pace to have one of his best seasons ever. He's hitting .333 right now, and has only seemed to be improving his consistency as the season goes one. There were no strikeouts this game.

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David Ortiz went 4-for-4 in the Boston Red Sox win over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday. He had three RBIs, a homerun, and scored one run. (Source: Yahoo!)

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz is having a monster season right now. In addition to the four hits, he also drew a walk. He's batting .329 for the season.

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David Ortiz was held hitless on Friday, going 0-for-3. He struck out twice.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz is still batting above .300 for the year, sitting now at .306. His power still outweighs the number of strikeouts that he has, thanks to an OPS number of 1.027, which is also encouraging.

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David Ortiz held hitless

Wed, May 18th 1:03pm EDT
By Matthew Young

David Ortiz went 0-for-4 in Tuesday night's loss to the Kansas City Royals.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz was hitless, but had no strikeouts. He is now batting .311 for the season.

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David Ortiz went 3-for-5 with double, triple, solo homer, three RBI, and a walk in Saturday's 6-5 extra-inning victory over the Astros. His walk-off double in the 11th inning carried the Red Sox to a wild come-from-behind win.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz is really heating up in May. He has already hit five homers in the month along with five multi-hit games. For the season, Ortiz is hitting .320 with 10 home runs and 30 RBI with 20 runs scored.

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David Ortiz is not in Tuesday's lineup against the A's. Hanley Ramirez will start at DH and bat fourth.

Fantasy Impact: Sounds like just a routine day off for Ortiz against Sean Manaea, a tough lefty. He should be back in the lineup tomorrow.


Big night for David Ortiz

Mon, May 9th 11:15am EDT
By Matthew Young

David Ortiz had two hits on Sunday night, both of them homeruns, as the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees, 5-1. Ortiz went 2-for-4 on the evening.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz is hitting .309 for the season right now. His two homeruns on Sunday puts him at nine for the season.

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David Ortiz hits a double

Fri, May 6th 11:50am EDT
By Matthew Young

David Ortiz went 2-for-4 on Thursday as the Boston Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox. He had a double, one run batted in, and one base on balls.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz is having a strong start to the season. He is now batting .319 for the season with six homeruns.

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David Ortiz hits 509th homerun

Thu, May 5th 10:31am EDT
By Matthew Young

David Ortiz went 2-for-5 on Wednesday against the Chicago White Sox, hitting his 509th career homerun in the process.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz drove in three runs, with one run himself. He struck out once. He's now batting .311 for the season and has an OPS of 1.037.

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David Ortiz hit another homerun against the New York Yankees Saturday night as the Boston Red Sox won, 8-0.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz went 2-for-3 on the night with a single besides his homerun. He was walked once.

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David Ortiz hit the game-winning home run for the Boston Red Sox as they defeated the New York Yankees 4-2

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz went 2-for-4, scoring a run, knocking in two runs, and, of course, a homerun. He is now batting .307 for the year and has four homeruns.

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David Ortiz hitless in return

Fri, Apr 29th 1:20pm EDT
By Matthew Young

David Ortiz was back in the lineup for the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, but was held hitless in his four at bats. (Source: Yahoo!)

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz went 0-for-4 on Thursday and had two strikeouts. He is now batting .296 for the season.

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David Ortiz is not in the lineup Monday against the Atlanta Braves. (Source: Baseballpress.com)

Fantasy Impact: As there is no DH, Ortiz might get one game at 1B this series otherwise he should be replaced for someone else in season long and DFS leagues.


David Ortiz had two hits, both singles, as the Boston Red Sox won in 12 innings against the Houston Astros. He scored one run.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz had five at bats in the marathon game, and picked up an intentional walk, too.

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David Ortiz doubles twice

Thu, Apr 21st 11:35am EDT
By Matthew Young

David Ortiz hit two doubles in the Boston Red Sox victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday. He struck out once in his four at bats.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz went 2-for-4 on Wednesday, driving in three runs with his two doubles. He is now batting .295 for the season.

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Bat silent for David Ortiz

Wed, Apr 20th 1:07pm EDT
By Matthew Young

David Ortiz went 0-for-4 on Tuesday as the Boston Red Sox lost in 10 innings to the Tampa Bay Rays.

Fantasy Impact: Besides hurting his batting average, Ortiz added three strikeouts to his stats on Tuesday.

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Quiet day for David Ortiz

Sun, Apr 17th 7:49pm EDT
By Matthew Young

David Ortiz had two at-bats, but no hits on Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays. He also drew two walks.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz is hitting .314 for the season right now. If history is any indicator, he should hold this pace throughout the season.

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David Ortiz had two at-bats in the Boston Red Sox win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday. He had an RBI double in the first, and was later driven in.

Fantasy Impact: In addition to his RBI double and run, Ortiz had two bases on balls and a stolen base.

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David Ortiz homered, his third of the season, as part of a 2-for-4 game with three RBI in Tuesday's loss to Baltimore.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz is usually a slow starter every year, but, in his last season, he is starting off on fire. Ortiz is currently hitting .346 with seven extra-base hits and is second in the American League with nine runs batted in. Ortiz should be starting in all fantasy lineups and is a solid DFS play.

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David Ortiz finished 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI in his final home opener at Fenway Park, a 9-7 Red Sox loss. Ortiz has five extra-base hits and a 1.102 OPS to open his last MLB season.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners were a bit timid to move on Ortiz coming into 2015, but a strong 2015 had owners looking to grab Ortiz early for his final season in 2016. Ortiz has paid great dividends for those that looked for his farewell tour, as he is 7-for-22 with two home runs and six RBI to open the season. The 40-year-old lefty masher has had an extra base hit in four of his five games this season and is a must-start player.

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David Ortiz went 1-for-5 with a solo home run against Cleveland on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Two games, two home runs for Big Papi, as he does not seem to have lost a step as he begins his farewell tour. Look for Ortiz to keep the power train going against a slightly homer-prone Danny Salazar (23 HR in '15) on Thursday.

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David Ortiz gets a hit

Tue, Mar 15th 12:01pm EDT
By Matthew Young

David Ortiz had a hit in one of his three at-bats on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz is being used lightly in preseason. Chris Young filled in on the last at-bat of the game for him as designated hitter.

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David Ortiz drives in a run

Mon, Mar 7th 9:32pm EST
By Matthew Young

David Ortiz had one run batted in on Monday as the Boston Red Sox lost in ten innings to the Tampa Bay Rays, 3-2.

Fantasy Impact: As Ortiz readies for his final season, he will likely see an uptick in fantasy action. Watching his preseason performances will give you an idea of whether or not he is worth pursuing on your fantasy roster.

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If David Ortiz's career has told us anything, his 20th and final season will have a flair for the dramatic. Arguably one of the most clutch hitters of all time, the Boston Red Sox slugger announced in November that he will retire at the end of the 2016 season. With a World Series title sandwiched in between three last-place finishes in the past four years for the Red Sox, Ortiz has been hitting the gym in hopes of going out on top. "To my Red Sox fans, you guys deserve better," Ortiz tweeted Monday. "I'm getting ready for a monster season." (Source: The Score)

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz started off 2015 slowly and it looked like he was finished. He was dropped in many fantasy leagues and the Red Sox were planning either to bench him or work him into a platoon. But he came around and had another great season. He finished with 37 HRs and drove in 107 runs which are outstanding for a player having such a rough start. He should be able to put up similar numbers this season and expect a better start to 2016 than 2015.


David Ortiz will retire following the 2016 season, according to Fox Sports. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Despite turning 40 tomorrow, Ortiz turned in another solid season for fantasy owners in 2015. He posted an OPS of .913 with 37 home runs and 108 RBI.

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Friday in Boston's season ending series in Cleveland David Ortiz drove in his 37th and final home run of the year. Ortiz's final line for 2015 stands at .273/.360/.553 with 37 HR's and 108 RBI's. This was the third year in a row that Ortiz has topped the 30 HR, 100 RBI mark.

Fantasy Impact: Eventually father time has to catch up with David Ortiz who more or less posted numbers in line with his career average in 2015, his age 39 season. His lack of a position hurts his fantasy appeal somewhat, but when you consider who probably filled your DH or U spot this season Ortiz's production looks pretty good. That being said, you always want to proceed with caution when drafting a 40 year old DH when there may be players available to fill a more pressing position.

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David Ortiz went 3-for-4 with a run scored and three RBI in Boston's win over the Orioles on Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: David Ortiz continues his strong finish to the season. After a very rough start that saw him dropped in many fantasy leagues, Ortiz will finish with some respectable numbers hitting .270 with 36 home runs and 104 runs batted in for the season.

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David Ortiz hits 36th home run

Fri, Sep 25th 4:40am EDT
By John Aubin

David Ortiz went 2-for-4 with his 36th homer and two RBI against the Rays on Thursday. His first-inning two-run shot represented the sum of the Boston offense on the evening.

Fantasy Impact: While the Red Sox continue to struggle, David Ortiz is one player who has come through once again. Ortiz drove in his 100th RBI for the ninth time in his career. Ortiz should be started in all fantasy leagues and his current hot streak makes for a good value in DFS.

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David Ortiz with a RBI on Monday

Tue, Sep 22nd 12:25am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Ortiz went 0-for-5 but still managed to get his 99th RBI of the season. He is 2-for-18 in his last four games.

Fantasy Impact: He is having another very good fantasy season for his owners.

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David Ortiz hit his 500th home run in Saturday's 10-4 win over the Rays. Ortiz's 500th bomb was a solo shot off Matt Moore in the fifth inning. It was his second homer of the game, as he had already launched a three-run homer in the opening frame. The 39-year-old slugger finished the game 3-for-4 with four RBI.

Fantasy Impact: David Ortiz continues to have a strong second half of the season for the Red Sox. Ortiz is now hitting .275 with 34 home runs and 95 runs batted in. He should be started and with his current hot streak makes for a good DFS play.

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David Ortiz went 2-for-4 with two doubles, a walk, an RBI and a run Monday against Toronto. Ortiz left yesterday’s game with a right calf strain, but was back in the lineup today at DH.

Fantasy Impact: Despite favoring his right calf, Ortiz still had a big game and is hot as he has now collected hits in nine of his last 10 games, and he’s also posted six extra-base hits in his last five contests. Ortiz should be started in all fantasy leagues and is a strong play in DFS.

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David Ortiz belted his 30th homer of the season in Saturday's win over the Phillies. He becomes just the seventh player in MLB history to his 30 homers at age 39 or older.

Fantasy Impact: Earlier in the season many fantasy owners thought David Ortiz was done. Ortiz has had a second half resurgence and and it has paid off for the owners who held onto him. Ortiz is hitting .331 since the All Star break.

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Ortiz (heel) was used as a pinch-hitter in Saturday's win over the Mets. Ortiz whacked a double off Bartolo Colon and was replaced by pinch-runner Rusney Castillo. He said there was some discomfort in the heel, but not too bad and he's in line to start at first base Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Do not be surprised if David Ortiz does sit on Sunday being in a National League park which would mean he would be in the field. The good news though is Ortiz did play on Saturday which means his injury is not serious.

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David Ortiz left Friday's game with left heel tightness, the Providence Journal's Tim Britton reports. Prior to exiting Ortiz hit his 27th home run of the season and finished the game 2-for-3. (Source: Tim Britton on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With the Red Sox playing in a National League park and do not have a designated hitter do not be surprised if David Ortiz sits out the weekend series to rest the heel. Keep posted on updates to see if he does sit.

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David Ortiz to sit on Wednesday

Wed, Aug 26th 5:30pm EDT
By John Aubin

David Ortiz is out of the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports. Ortiz will get a rare day off, as the Red Sox slot Hanley Ramirez in as the designated hitter against Chicago's Chris Sale. (Source: Colleen Kane on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After a rough start to the year, David Ortiz has come on strong in the second half and once again is on his way to another great season with Boston. Ortiz is hitting .260 with 26 home runs and 70 runs batted in.


David Ortiz snapped his 11-game hitting streak on Thursday, going 0-for-3 with a walk against the Royals.

Fantasy Impact: Despite the 0-for, Ortiz has continued his torrid stretch into August. After a strong July, the veteran has posted an OPS of 1.216 in August, rewarding those owners that stuck with him.

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David Ortiz was a monster Wednesday, going 3-for-3 with two homers, a walk and three RBI in a loss to the Marlins

Fantasy Impact: David Ortiz is currently on fire. In the last five games, he has nine hits in 19 at-bats (.474) with four homers, a double, eight RBI and seven runs scored. Ortiz would be a great DFS play right now.

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David Ortiz went 3-for-4 Saturday with a solo homer and a two-run double in a 7-6 loss to the Tigers.

Fantasy Impact: David Ortiz continues to defy age. The 39 year old slugger started the year off slow and many experts thought he was finished. But Ortiz has picked it up and he has 23 homers and 69 RBI on the season. Ortiz should be owned in all leagues and is a good DFS play.

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David Ortiz hit the game winning home run on Wednesday as the Red Sox beat the Yankees. Ortiz finished 1-for-4 for the day.

Fantasy Impact: David Ortiz has been surging since an early season slump. One of the reason is he is hitting lefties better as he went 11-for-29 off left-handers during the month of July. Ortiz should be owned in all leagues and he should continue his clutch hitting.

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David Ortiz has monster night

Mon, Jul 27th 6:50am EDT
By John Aubin

David Ortiz went 4-for-5 with two homers, three runs scored and a career high seven RBI in Sunday night's win over Detroit.

Fantasy Impact: David Ortiz is on fire coming out of the All-Star break. He has gone 12-for-35 with six extra-base hits (four homers) and 11 RBI. Ortiz will still sit occasionally but right now is a good play in DFS.

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David Ortiz rips two-run homerun

Tue, Jul 21st 3:21am EDT
By John Aubin

In both games of Monday's doubleheader, David Ortiz went 3-for-8 with a two-run home run. It was not enough as the Red Sox lost both to the Angels and were swept in four games.

Fantasy Impact: After a slow start, David Ortiz's hitting has picked up. His power numbers look good for the year with 16 home runs and 45 RBI, but is only hitting .236.

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David Ortiz (illness) went 2-for-4 in his return to the Red Sox lineup on Friday in a loss to the Angels.

Fantasy Impact: Most of the Red Sox lineup could not get going against C.J. Wilson of the Angels. Ortiz did manage two hits against the lefty which is an encouraging sign. It looks like he is fully recovered from his illness that caused him to miss time before the All-Star break.

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David Ortiz went 2-for-4 with a double and a two-run home run on Wednesday as the Red Sox topped the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: After a rough start to the season, David Ortiz is finally hitting more like the Ortiz of previous years. He now has 15 home runs on the year with 43 RBI. He is safe to start in all leagues.

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David Ortiz hit a three-run home run and finished 1-for-5 which helped lead the Red Sox to a 12-6 victory over the visiting Blue Jays on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: David Ortiz's power is back. He has hit eight home runs and driven in 18 in the last 21 games. He is still struggling with his average and is hitting .228 for the season.

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David Ortiz walked and hit a two-run home run in four plate appearances Sunday as the Red Sox defeated the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: Early in the season it looked like David Ortiz had finally hit the wall and age had crept on him. But he has slowly been getting out of his funk and starting to heat up. In the last 30 days, Ortiz is hitting .258 with six homers along with 17 RBI.

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David Ortiz is hitting .230 on the season. The main culprit is his .117 average against lefties with no HR.

Fantasy Impact: If you have the time to check each outing and see who he is facing, he is still a strong play against righties with a .285 BA and 11 HR.


David Ortiz hits three run bomb

Sun, Jun 14th 10:00pm EDT
By John Aubin

David Ortiz hit a three-run homer in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: David Ortiz is finally showing signs of life and has now hit home runs in three of his last four games. He's driven in seven runs during that span.

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David Ortiz's bat shows some life

Sat, Jun 13th 9:21am EDT
By John Aubin

David 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.

Fantasy Impact: David Ortiz has been struggling all season, especially against left handed pitching. This streak is nice to see for patient Ortiz fantasy owners. Hopefully this is the turning point for him this year but until he can show he can hit lefties he could end up in a platoon.

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David Ortiz homered Thursday, going 1-for-4, against the Orioles after getting Wednesday off.

Fantasy Impact: David Ortiz continues to struggle this year hitting .220 on the season. He is even worse against lefties hitting only .114. The way he is hitting he could find himself in a platoon. Hopefully the home run on Thursday is a sign of things to come.

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David Ortiz sits

Thu, Jun 11th 1:12am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

David Ortiz sits against a lefty yet again on Wednesday and was reportedly unhappy over the decision. In the defense of his manager, Ortiz is batting .114 against LHP this season with an OBP of .111.

Fantasy Impact: Until further notice, sit Ortiz when the opposing team is scheduled to start a lefty. However, if you have the bench spot to carry him and a panicking or less-aware Ortiz owner in your league, see if you can get him cheap. It is worth using him as a part-time player for the games where Boston faces RHP as he still has a strong average with power against righties.


David Ortiz back in the lineup

Sat, May 30th 10:31pm EDT
By John Aubin

David Ortiz went 2-for-4 with a double in Saturday's loss to the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: David Ortiz sat for two games as he is in the midst of one of the worst slumps of his career. Typically Ortiz starts slow but this season has been even worse. Ortiz has too much potential to be dropped at this point. Give him a few more weeks. Hopefully this game is the beginning of things changing for Ortiz.

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David Ortiz, batting fifth in the order for the first time this season, went 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Tuesday night's loss to the Twins.

Fantasy Impact: David Ortiz has had a rough start to the season. He is hitting only .222 for the season and is really struggling against left handers hitting .105. Ortiz usually heats up about this time of year. If he does not get out of the slump soon though do not be surprised if the Red Sox start to sit him against left handed pitching.

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David Ortiz starting to heat up

Wed, May 20th 8:33am EDT
By John Aubin

David Ortiz went 2-for-4 with a homer, a walk and two RBI in Tuesday night's win over the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: David Ortiz like the rest of the Red Sox lineup has under performed for most of the season. It looks like he could be snapping out of his slump as he's put together of string of three consecutive multi-hit games with homers in two straight. Ortiz always starts slow so this could be the start of a hot streak for him.

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David Ortiz goes 2-for-5

Tue, May 12th 12:01pm EDT
By Chris McCoy

David Ortiz went 2-for-5 Monday in Oakland. He also drove in one RBI.

Fantasy Impact: After a slow start Ortiz is starting to heat up. While the power hasn't really been there yet, he has hit .282 over his last 10 games. Slow starts are nothing new for Ortiz, so be patient. The numbers will come.

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Big Papi went 2-for-3 with 2 RBI in an 11-8 loss to the Blue Jays Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz has been underwhelming with his average so far batting .221 but has been solid with his power production with four HRS and ten RBI. This year's Red Sox lineup provides him with the protection he lacked last season, look for Big Papi to continue to be a fantasy power hitter in your DH spot.

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David Ortiz was 1-for-4 with a Home-run on Tuesday nights match-up vs. the Tampa Bay Rays.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz now sits with three HR's on the year with five RBI. Ortiz will look to add to his RBI total as the series goes with the Rays and hopes to not have his suspension upheld while in Tampa.


David Ortiz received a one-game suspension and fine on Tuesday for making contact with umpire John Tumpane in Sunday's game against the Orioles. He will appeal the suspension. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: Until his appeal is processed, he will not miss any games and this will not have any major impact on Ortiz's long term fantasy impact. In the event the suspension is upheld, make sure he's not added to a daily lineup for the day he's to miss a game.


David Ortiz goes 3-for-3

Sat, Apr 18th 11:08pm EDT
By Chris McCoy

David Ortiz went 3-for-3 Saturday against the Orioles. He also walked once and scored Boston's only run.

Fantasy Impact: Ortiz has gotten off to a bit of a slow start this season as he is currently batting .237 over his first 10 games with two HR's and three RBI's. While slow starts are nothing new to Big Papi, its fair to wonder when father time may finally catch up to him and he is no longer a perennial threat for 30 HR's and 100 RBI's. Keep an eye on Ortiz's production throughout the season and don't be afraid to cut the 39 year old loose if you truly believe you can get better production out of your U or DH spot.

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Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hit a home run and two runs batted in on Monday's 9-4 win over the Nationals.

Fantasy Impact: David Ortiz has started off slowly hitting .185 so far this season. Ortiz is typically a slow starter but he is already showing his power is there. Look for Ortiz to heat up in the coming weeks.

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

Fantasy Impact: Part of the reason the Red Sox sat David Ortiz is that he really does not need to play a full slate of spring training games. And at age 39, Boston may give him days off here and there during the season to help preserve him for a possible playoff run.

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David Ortiz missed his second consecutive game on Wednesday due to dehydration. (Source: Nick Cafardo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This does not expect to be a longterm issue for Ortiz, and he should not be bumped down any draft boards because of it.


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.


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.