David Ortiz Still Plans on Retiring, Despite a Great Start to 2016

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Boston Red Sox’s Designated Hitter, David Ortiz, has the second highest slugging percentage in the MLB, and third highest OPS, being one of the best hitters of the 2016 season so far. This great production out of the blocks, however, does not seem to distract Ortiz from retirement after this season.

Ortiz tell Yahoo Sports, “I’m good with the decision that I’m making because I’ve been thinking about it for a while”.

“It’s been a couple years. Because your body, man. Your body tells you. My body, man. My body’s pretty beat up. Remember, if you look at guys my size, they don’t last. I noticed that seven or eight years ago. That’s why I needed to start doing things right. I lost 25 pounds. I started eating better, do things better. But let me tell you: It’s not easy, man”.

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A Look at the AL MVP Field

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Now it’s time for the big one: the Most Valuable Player. In the American League last year, Josh Donaldson gave Mike Trout his third runner-up finish as Donaldson secured his first title. Lorenzo Cain was a breakout star and finished a distant third. This year, some of the same names will be in the race and also some new ones.

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