And no one is happier to see him go than Tuesday’s starter, Luis Severino.The Yankees right-hander faced Ortiz just eight times over the previous two seasons, but surrendered three homers. He retired as Boston's all-time postseason leader in homers (17), doubles (19), extra-base hits (38), hits (80), runs (51), RBIs (57) and walks (59). Ortiz is Boston's only three-time World Series champion in the post-World War I era, having led the club to titles in 2004, 20.“I was bad against him,” Severino said, shaking his head at the memory.
Ortiz belted 483 career homers with the Red Sox, a total that trails only Williams (521) on the franchise's all-time list.The Red Sox enter the game last in the American League with 11 homers — a number Ortiz seemingly could reach in one series against his rivals. The fans obviously love him, and I’m sure his absence is already felt. David Ortiz was originally signed by the Seattle Mariners as an undrafted free agent in 1992.In fact, on September 6, 2005, Red Sox principal owner John W.A left hamstring injury has limited Nippon Ham Fighters right-handed ace/left-handed slugger Shohei Otani to just eight games this year in what could be his final season in Japan.But most importantly, in a sport where cheating is a sin that is second only to betting on your own team, Ortiz is confirmed to have failed a screening test for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003.