|Oct. 16 1:02 PM PT2:02 PM MT3:02 PM CT4:02 PM ET16:02 ET20:02 GMT4:02 1:02 PM MST3:02 PM EST3:32 PM VEN0:02 UAE (+1)3:02 PM CT-Ortiz will return to the World Series as an analyst for Fox. The network said Thursday that the Red Sox slugger will be on the pre- and postgame shows for Games 1 and 2. He'll appear alongside Frank Thomas, Nick Swisher and Gabe Kapler on the set.
Analysis: "Big Papi" won a World Series ring with Boston last year, and has a .455 batting average in 14 career World Series game. Game 1 will be played Tuesday at Kansas City's Kauffman Stadium.
|Sep. 21 5:49 PM PT6:49 PM MT7:49 PM CT8:49 PM ET20:49 ET0:49 GMT8:49 5:49 PM MST7:49 PM EST8:19 PM VEN4:49 UAE (+1)7:49 PM CT-Ortiz hit his 35th home run in a 7-2 loss at Baltimore on Saturday.
Analysis: Ortiz is closing his season in strong fashion, having hit .340 over his last 28 contests with nine homers and 20 RBIs.
|Sep. 20 11:47 AM PT12:47 PM MT1:47 PM CT2:47 PM ET14:47 ET18:47 GMT2:47 11:47 AM MST1:47 PM EST2:17 PM VEN22:47 UAE1:47 PM CT-Ortiz hit two home runs, including a two-run drive in the 10th inning that lifted the Red Sox past the Baltimore Orioles 5-3 Friday night.
Analysis: Ortiz is still playing hard down the stretch. He now has 34 homers and 102 RBIs, the club-record eighth time he has had a 30/100 season - passing Ted Williams. At 38, Ortiz is the oldest major leaguer to go 30/100 since Frank Thomas did it at the same age in 2006.
|Sep. 14 5:22 PM PT6:22 PM MT7:22 PM CT8:22 PM ET20:22 ET0:22 GMT8:22 5:22 PM MST7:22 PM EST7:52 PM VEN4:22 UAE (+1)7:22 PM CT-Ortiz left the ballpark early Sunday due to what Red Sox manager John Farrell called a family emergency.
Analysis: "He got called away from this game," Farrell said. "There was a family emergency that he had to attend to and he jumped on a flight late this afternoon. He should catch up with us in Pittsburgh."
|Sep. 12 5:38 PM PT6:38 PM MT7:38 PM CT8:38 PM ET20:38 ET0:38 GMT8:38 5:38 PM MST7:38 PM EST8:08 PM VEN4:38 UAE (+1)7:38 PM CT-Ortiz is not in Boston's starting lineup at Kansas City on Friday night.
Analysis: Ortiz, who has 32 home runs and 99 RBIs, is sidelined because of a bruised right foot that has been bothering him since he fouled a pitch of it on Aug. 24.
|Sep. 5 3:12 PM PT4:12 PM MT5:12 PM CT6:12 PM ET18:12 ET22:12 GMT6:12 3:12 PM MST5:12 PM EST5:42 PM VEN2:12 UAE (+1)5:12 PM CT-Ortiz homered twice in Thursday's loss to the Yankees.
Analysis: Ortiz hadn't homered in nine games, over which he had just two RBIs.
|Aug. 27 3:47 PM PT4:47 PM MT5:47 PM CT6:47 PM ET18:47 ET22:47 GMT6:47 3:47 PM MST5:47 PM EST6:17 PM VEN2:47 UAE (+1)5:47 PM CT-Ortiz is back in the Boston Red Sox lineup for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays after sitting out the past two nights with a sore right foot.
Analysis: Ortiz left Sunday's game against Seattle in the sixth, two innings after fouling a ball off his foot. The veteran slugger is batting .265 with 30 home runs, the fifth-highest total in the majors. With 93 RBIs, he's one behind Chicago's Jose Abreu for the AL lead.
|Aug. 25 3:38 PM PT4:38 PM MT5:38 PM CT6:38 PM ET18:38 ET22:38 GMT6:38 3:38 PM MST5:38 PM EST6:08 PM VEN2:38 UAE (+1)5:38 PM CT-Ortiz is out of the lineup for a second straight game, still bothered by a sore right foot.
Analysis: Ortiz left Sunday's game against Seattle in the sixth, two innings after fouling a ball off his foot. The veteran slugger is batting .265 with 30 home runs, the fifth highest total in the majors. With 93 RBIs, he's one behind Jose Abreu for the AL lead. Manager John Farrell said Ortiz continues to improve and could return for Wednesday's series finale.
|Aug. 24 10:16 PM PT11:16 PM MT12:16 AM CT1:16 AM ET1:16 ET5:16 GMT13:16 10:16 PM MST12:16 AM EST12:46 AM VEN9:16 UAE12:16 AM CT-Ortiz was back in the lineup after leaving Saturday's game early after getting hit by a pitch on the left elbow. He then fouled a ball off his right foot Sunday in his third plate appearance, was down for a bit before striking out swinging.
Analysis: Ortiz walked back to the dugout slowly, limping, and had to leave after his single off the base of the right-field wall in the sixth. The Boston Red Sox said he had a bruised foot.
|Aug. 21 2:35 PM PT3:35 PM MT4:35 PM CT5:35 PM ET17:35 ET21:35 GMT5:35 2:35 PM MST4:35 PM EST5:05 PM VEN1:35 UAE (+1)4:35 PM CT-Ortiz went 4 for 4 with his 30th home run in Wednesday's 8-3 loss to the Angels.
Analysis: Ortiz is 14 for 26 with four home runs and nine RBIs over his last seven games.
|Aug. 17 3:50 PM PT4:50 PM MT5:50 PM CT6:50 PM ET18:50 ET22:50 GMT6:50 3:50 PM MST5:50 PM EST6:20 PM VEN2:50 UAE (+1)5:50 PM CT-Ortiz hit a pair of two-run homers and drove in six runs in Saturday's win over Houston.
Analysis: Ortiz is hitting .348 with two homers and nine RBIs over his last five games.
|Aug. 16 5:54 PM PT6:54 PM MT7:54 PM CT8:54 PM ET20:54 ET0:54 GMT8:54 5:54 PM MST7:54 PM EST8:24 PM VEN4:54 UAE (+1)7:54 PM CT-Ortiz has become the third player in Red Sox history to hit 400 home runs with the team.
Analysis: Ortiz connected in the third inning Saturday night against Houston, sending a drive into the first row of the center-field seats at Fenway Park. Ortiz has 458 home runs in his career, which started with the Minnesota Twins.
|Aug. 7 5:41 PM PT6:41 PM MT7:41 PM CT8:41 PM ET20:41 ET0:41 GMT8:41 5:41 PM MST7:41 PM EST8:11 PM VEN4:41 UAE (+1)7:41 PM CT-The Boston Red Sox have scratched David Ortiz from the lineup against the St. Louis Cardinals because of concerns about wet grounds after daylong rains.
Analysis: Mike Napoli replaced Ortiz at first base and batted fourth Thursday night. Yoenis Cespedes moved up one slot from cleanup to third, where Ortiz had been. The team said the 38-year-old Ortiz was available off the bench.
|Aug. 4 2:51 PM PT3:51 PM MT4:51 PM CT5:51 PM ET17:51 ET21:51 GMT5:51 2:51 PM MST4:51 PM EST5:21 PM VEN1:51 UAE (+1)4:51 PM CT-Ortiz hit his 26th homer in an 8-7 loss to New York on Sunday.
Analysis: Ortiz has gone yard six times with 18 RBIs in his last 12 contests.
|July 28 2:38 PM PT3:38 PM MT4:38 PM CT5:38 PM ET17:38 ET21:38 GMT5:38 2:38 PM MST4:38 PM EST5:08 PM VEN1:38 UAE (+1)4:38 PM CT-Ortiz provided all the offense with a three-run homer in Sunday's 3-2 win at Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Ortiz has five homers and 12 RBIs over the last seven games.
|July 25 10:59 PM PT11:59 PM MT12:59 AM CT1:59 AM ET1:59 ET5:59 GMT13:59 10:59 PM MST12:59 AM EST1:29 AM VEN9:59 UAE12:59 AM CT-Ortiz is in the starting lineup, a day after leaving a game because of back spasms.
Analysis: Ortiz was set to bat third Friday night at Tampa Bay. David Price is scheduled to start for the Rays. The last time Price faced Boston, he hit Ortiz with a fastball in late May and that led to a verbal skirmish between the stars. Ortiz exited Thursday's game at Toronto during an at-bat in the ninth inning after hurting his back on a swing.
|July 24 1:05 PM PT2:05 PM MT3:05 PM CT4:05 PM ET16:05 ET20:05 GMT4:05 1:05 PM MST3:05 PM EST3:35 PM VEN0:05 UAE (+1)3:05 PM CT-Ortiz hit a three-run bomb Wednesday.
Analysis: Ortiz has 24 homers and 72 RBIs.
|July 23 10:20 AM PT11:20 AM MT12:20 PM CT1:20 PM ET13:20 ET17:20 GMT1:20 10:20 AM MST12:20 PM EST12:50 PM VEN21:20 UAE12:20 PM CT-Ortiz homered for the third time in two games in Tuesday's 7-3 loss at Toronto, and he also recorded his 20th double of the season.
Analysis: Big Papi has driven in 17 runs over his last 15 contests, slugging .625 with runners in scoring position in that span.
|July 22 12:18 PM PT1:18 PM MT2:18 PM CT3:18 PM ET15:18 ET19:18 GMT3:18 12:18 PM MST2:18 PM EST2:48 PM VEN23:18 UAE2:18 PM CT-Ortiz hit two towering home runs in Monday's 14-1 win at Toronto.
Analysis: They were the 452nd and 453rd of his career, moving Ortiz past Boston great Carl Yastrzemski into 36th place on the all-time list. It was the third multihomer game of the season for Ortiz and the 44th of his career.
|July 12 12:41 PM PT1:41 PM MT2:41 PM CT3:41 PM ET15:41 ET19:41 GMT3:41 12:41 PM MST2:41 PM EST3:11 PM VEN23:41 UAE2:41 PM CT-Ortiz drove in three runs in Friday's 8-3 win at Houston.
Analysis: Ortiz now has 15 RBIs in his last 14 games.
|July 8 3:58 PM PT4:58 PM MT5:58 PM CT6:58 PM ET18:58 ET22:58 GMT6:58 3:58 PM MST5:58 PM EST6:28 PM VEN2:58 UAE (+1)5:58 PM CT-Ortiz went 0 for 3 on Monday.
Analysis: Ortiz also went on a crazed rant about how the media is treating him so it's unclear where his focus really is. The Red Sox are in last place.
|July 7 2:01 PM PT3:01 PM MT4:01 PM CT5:01 PM ET17:01 ET21:01 GMT5:01 2:01 PM MST4:01 PM EST4:31 PM VEN1:01 UAE (+1)4:01 PM CT-Ortiz was 4 for 5 with his 15th double in Sunday's 7-6 loss to Baltimore.
Analysis: Ortiz is 7 for 12 over his last three games with four RBIs.
|June 30 1:47 PM PT2:47 PM MT3:47 PM CT4:47 PM ET16:47 ET20:47 GMT4:47 1:47 PM MST3:47 PM EST4:17 PM VEN0:47 UAE (+1)3:47 PM CT-Ortiz hit his 450th homer to lead the Boston Red Sox over the New York Yankees 8-5 on Sunday night.
Analysis: Ortiz tossed his bat aside and took his time on a wide trot around the bases, saluting fans as he approached third base. The home run put him in sole possession of 37th place on the career list, two behind Adam Dunn and Red Sox Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski.
|June 26 2:02 PM PT3:02 PM MT4:02 PM CT5:02 PM ET17:02 ET21:02 GMT5:02 2:02 PM MST4:02 PM EST4:32 PM VEN1:02 UAE (+1)4:02 PM CT-Ortiz homered and drove in three runs Wednesday.
Analysis: He next faces the Yankees,who have done a good job in limiting Ortiz to a .227 average in the season series.
|June 24 12:34 PM PT1:34 PM MT2:34 PM CT3:34 PM ET15:34 ET19:34 GMT3:34 12:34 PM MST2:34 PM EST3:04 PM VEN23:34 UAE2:34 PM CT-Ortiz went 2 for 4 on Monday.
Analysis: Ortiz owns a solid .832 OPS for the BoSox.
|May 30 11:07 PM PT12:07 AM MT1:07 AM CT2:07 AM ET2:07 ET6:07 GMT14:07 11:07 PM MST1:07 AM EST1:37 AM VEN10:07 UAE1:07 AM CT-Ortiz drew a walk as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning of Thursday's 4-3 win over Atlanta after not starting due to a sore right calf.
Analysis: Fantasy owners shouldn't be concerned as manager John Farrell called the decision to not start him a precautionary one.
|May 24 3:31 PM PT4:31 PM MT5:31 PM CT6:31 PM ET18:31 ET22:31 GMT6:31 3:31 PM MST5:31 PM EST6:01 PM VEN2:31 UAE (+1)5:31 PM CT-Ortiz and first baseman Mike Napoli were not listed in Saturday's lineup because of injuries.
Analysis: Manager John Farrell said Ortiz has a calf injury.
|May 24 3:31 PM PT4:31 PM MT5:31 PM CT6:31 PM ET18:31 ET22:31 GMT6:31 3:31 PM MST5:31 PM EST6:01 PM VEN2:31 UAE (+1)5:31 PM CT-Designated hitter David Ortiz and first baseman Mike Napoli were not listed in Saturday's lineup because of injuries.
Analysis: Manager John Farrell said Ortiz has a calf injury.
|May 15 3:51 PM PT4:51 PM MT5:51 PM CT6:51 PM ET18:51 ET22:51 GMT6:51 3:51 PM MST5:51 PM EST6:21 PM VEN2:51 UAE (+1)5:51 PM CT-Ortiz connected on another two home runs in Wednesday's 9-4 win in Minnesota.
Analysis: Ortiz is 10 for 17 with five homers and seven RBIs in four games.
|May 14 10:24 AM PT11:24 AM MT12:24 PM CT1:24 PM ET13:24 ET17:24 GMT1:24 10:24 AM MST12:24 PM EST12:54 PM VEN21:24 UAE12:24 PM CT-Ortiz slugged two home runs in a 4-for-5, four-RBI game Tuesday that resulted in an 8-6 loss in Minnesota.
Analysis: Ortiz is batting .500 with three homers and six RBIs in his last six games.
|May 11 1:52 PM PT2:52 PM MT3:52 PM CT4:52 PM ET16:52 ET20:52 GMT4:52 1:52 PM MST3:52 PM EST4:22 PM VEN0:52 UAE (+1)3:52 PM CT-Ortiz made more enemies in Texas on Saturday.
Analysis: Ortiz broke up Yu Darvish's no-hitter Friday and arrogantly lobbied for another hit in that game. This time, he went 2 for 4 with his seventh homer. The homer by Ortiz was his 380th with the Red Sox, breaking a tie with Dwight Evans for fourth on the career list.
|Apr. 20 11:10 AM PT12:10 PM MT1:10 PM CT2:10 PM ET14:10 ET18:10 GMT2:10 11:10 AM MST1:10 PM EST1:40 PM VEN22:10 UAE1:10 PM CT-Ortiz had a solo homer and two hits for the World Series champion Red Sox on Saturday.
Analysis: Ortiz is 1 for 7 off Ubaldo Jimenez, who he faces Sunday. Maybe you should give 'Big Papi' the fantasy day off.
|Apr. 13 11:20 AM PT12:20 PM MT1:20 PM CT2:20 PM ET14:20 ET18:20 GMT2:20 11:20 AM MST1:20 PM EST1:50 PM VEN22:20 UAE1:20 PM CT-Ortiz's amazing streak continued with one hit Saturday.
Analysis: Ortiz has reached safely in 25 straight games against the Yankees, the longest active streak vs. New York.
|Apr. 10 1:22 PM PT2:22 PM MT3:22 PM CT4:22 PM ET16:22 ET20:22 GMT4:22 1:22 PM MST3:22 PM EST3:52 PM VEN0:22 UAE (+1)3:22 PM CT-Ortiz hit a three-run homer high over Fenway Park's right-field foul pole on Wednesday, helping the Boston Red Sox rally for a 4-2 victory over the Texas Rangers.
Analysis: Ortiz next faces the Yanks. He had a 1.096 OPS against them last season with a .371 average and 15 runs scored.
|Apr. 4 10:55 AM PT11:55 AM MT12:55 PM CT1:55 PM ET13:55 ET17:55 GMT1:55 10:55 AM MST12:55 PM EST1:25 PM VEN21:55 UAE12:55 PM CT-Ortiz was 3 for 5 and drove in a run Thursday against Baltimore.
Analysis: Ortiz has reached base seven times in 15 plate appearances thus far.
|Mar. 24 11:10 AM PT12:10 PM MT1:10 PM CT2:10 PM ET14:10 ET18:10 GMT2:10 11:10 AM MST1:10 PM EST1:40 PM VEN22:10 UAE12:10 PM CT-Ortiz wants to finish his career with the Boston Red Sox.
Analysis: The World Series MVP said at a news conference Monday that staying in Boston for such a lengthy period is "a huge accomplishment." Due $15 million this year, Ortiz agreed Sunday to a new deal that calls for a $16 million salary in 2015 and could be worth up to $48 million over three years.
|Feb. 19 3:17 PM PT4:17 PM MT5:17 PM CT6:17 PM ET18:17 ET23:17 GMT7:17 4:17 PM MST6:17 PM EST6:47 PM VEN3:17 UAE (+1)5:17 PM CT-Ortiz hopes to get a one-year contract extension "pretty soon" and Boston Red Sox owner John Henry would like to fulfill his designated hitter's desire to retire as a member of the team.
Analysis: Ortiz, 38, is in the final year of a $26 million, two-year contract as he enters his 12th season with the Red Sox. He began last spring training with a heel injury that hobbled him early in the season. But he finished with a .309 batting average, 30 homers and 103 RBIs. In the six-game World Series victory over the St. Louis Cardinals, he batted .688 and was the MVP.