Ortiz Is The Sox' Lone All-Star
As we mentioned in our AM Briefing, Red Sox slugger David Ortiz on Sunday was named as Boston's only representative in the MLB All-Star Game.
It's the first time since 2001 that the team has just one All-Star.
As the Boston Globe adds:
The Sox had at least three All-Stars for 10 consecutive years, with at least six from 2007-11. But this season they are one of 12 teams with just one player picked.
Ortiz said he's disappointed to be the lone Sox player heading to the game in Kansas City.
"This is my eighth (selection), and it’s the first time I’m going by myself," Ortiz said, according to ESPN Boston. "I hope it’s not boring. I like hanging out with my boys."
Ortiz won the fan vote to start the All-Star contest at designated hitter. The 36-year-old — the oldest player on the current Sox roster — is batting .302 this season, with 21 home runs and 54 runs batted in.
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