Latest David Ortiz News

Column: Still a lot to love in sports _ and reasons to watch

Sep. 20, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

The bad news comes almost daily, a reminder if anyone still needs it that sports is not all fun and games. The worst comes from off the field, where Antonio Brown is accused of rape by his former trainer in a lawsuit, and Pirates closer Felipe Vázquez is jailed and charged with attempting to have sex with an...

Ortiz says he doesn't know what might have led to attack

Sep. 14, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

David Ortiz said he is still trying to mentally process the shooting at a Dominican nightclub that seriously injured him and doesn't know what led to the attack. The retired Red Sox slugger spoke to Univision in an interview posted online Friday, his first since being shot. Ortiz dismissed speculation that he was...

Yankees end Boston's three-year run atop AL East, win 5-0

Sep. 9, 2019 11:56 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The music blared in the clubhouse behind the door to manager Aaron Boone's office — "New York, New York" was playing through the speakers, and a few voices could be heard joining in on the lyrics. The New York Yankees had an extra reason to be happy after ending their longtime rivals'...

Papi's Back: David Ortiz throws out 1st pitch at Fenway

Sep. 9, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz had a chance to thank his adoring fans at Fenway Park exactly three months after he was shot in the back while in his native Dominican Republic. In his first public appearance since June 9, when he was seriously injured in a Santo Domingo nightclub, Ortiz...

Moreland's 3-run HR, 7 pitchers carry Red Sox past Yanks 6-1

Sep. 6, 2019 11:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox pieced together a victory by going to the bullpen six times. The problem is they'll need to pile up wins and very likely need some help to make the postseason. Mitch Moreland hit a three-run homer and seven pitchers combined on a three-hitter to lead the Red Sox to a 6-1...

David Ortiz hires ex-police commissioner to probe shooting

Aug. 26, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Retired Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz has hired former Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis to conduct an independent investigation into his shooting. Ortiz's spokesman Joe Baerlein says the three-time World Series champion hired Davis several weeks ago and Davis' company "is...

Red Sox slugger David Ortiz says he's glad to be home

Jul. 29, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — In his first public comments since a botched assassination attempt in his native Dominican Republic, former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz said Monday that he is glad to be home from the hospital and told his fans: "Big Papi will be back soon." Following an Instagram post with a statement issued...

Ex-Red Sox star David Ortiz out of hospital after shooting

Jul. 27, 2019 9:18 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is out of the hospital following three surgeries after being shot in the back at a bar in the Dominican Republic. The Red Sox said Saturday that they've been told Ortiz has been released from Massachusetts General Hospital. The team said there will be an...