Latest David Ortiz News

Martinez declines to opt out of contract, stays with Red Sox

Nov. 4, 2019 6:15 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox designated hitter J.D. Martinez has decided to stay in Boston instead of becoming a free agent, declining an option that would have voided the last three years of the contract he signed after teams had reported to spring training in 2018. The move saves the Red Sox from shopping for a...

Playoff-contending Rays score 6 in 4th, beat Red Sox 7-4

Sep. 23, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays turned a rough start into another important win. Ji-Man Choi, Brandon Lowe and Willy Adames homered during Tampa Bay's six-run fourth inning, and the Rays moved into sole possession of the second AL wild card by rallying for a 7-4 victory over the Boston Red...

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...