Ortiz was released by the Twins and signed with the Boston Red Sox in 2003, where he spent the remainder of his career.
In Boston, Ortiz established himself as one of the most powerful sluggers of all time.
Ortiz also holds the Red Sox single-season record for home runs with 54, which he set during the 2006 season.
Originally signed by the Seattle Mariners in 1992, Ortiz was traded to the Minnesota Twins in 1996, where he played six seasons.
He showed the extent of this in the latest episode, where he played Red Sox DH David Ortiz.
Here’s Keenan Thompson’s David Ortiz impression from the latest Saturday Night Live: It’s solid work.
Ortiz, if you somehow forgot, was in hot water recently for the selfie he took with President Obama at the White House during the Red Sox visit (customary for the previous season’s World Series winner).David Américo Ortiz Arias (born November 18, 1975), nicknamed "Big Papi", is a retired Dominican American professional baseball designated hitter (DH) and occasional first baseman who played 20 Major League Baseball (MLB) seasons, primarily with the Boston Red Sox.During his 14 seasons with the Red Sox, he was a ten-time All-Star, a three-time World Series champion, and seven-time Silver Slugger winner.It's an honor to get to see my number right next to all those legends," Ortiz said."I remember taking batting practice on this field, I was always trying to hit those numbers.