Latest Update Big Papi clubs 25th home run Mon Jul, 28, 08:21 AM
Is one of the great clutch hitters of his era and an RBI machine. Owns a lethal combination of plate patience and a monster power stroke. Is a born leader.
Flaws: : Has seen his eye and bat speed decline with age. Is a complete non-factor on the basepaths and isn't a great glove at first base. Could stand to cut down on his whiffs.
After a vicious three-game stretch without a home run, Ortiz finally came through for his fantasy owners with his fifth long ball in his last seven games. A horrifying struggle, we know. Big Papi's .251 batting average continues to be a struggle, but so long as he's hitting for power like this, the average can fall to the wayside. It also helps when he's got 12 RBI and six runs scored over these last seven games as well, so enjoy to surge in the counting stats and don't sweat the average so much.Analyst: Howard Bender
Ortiz has now hit safely in four of hos last five games, which is a stretch that includes four home runs, nine RBI and five runs scored. At the age of 38, Ortiz has more than proven he can still get the job done at the plate, as he remains on track to reach 30 home runs for the third time in five seasons, sitting with 24 long balls and 73 RBI through 371 at-bats. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Believe it or not, the back issue is better than the oblique. The Red Sox will evaluate him on a daily basis to see when he can rejoin the lineup. Consider him day to day.Analyst: Howard Bender
Sounds like a back or an oblique issue, neither of which would be good. We'll update as soon as the team does.Analyst: Howard Bender