FORT MYERS, Fla.- The face of the Red Sox franchise has arrived.
All eyes were on David Ortiz as he took part in his first spring workout at JetBlue Park. Hundreds of fans stood captivated when “Big Papi” showcased his effortless power during batting practice.
“He’s the best DH in the game,” said Red Sox Manager John Farrell. “[I] don’t anticipate that changing this year.”
David Ortiz, Hanley Ramirez, and Pablo Sandoval went through all of their workouts together, and seemed like fast friends.
“There will be a lot of like around [Ramirez, Sandoval & Ortiz]. This will be a lively group and a fun one to be a part of,” said Farrell. “There’s no question that they will draw off one another to create our core.”
There were so many fans at JetBlue Park, Ortiz took a golf cart from the field to the locker room to avoid the crowd.