Ortiz Ready To Represent Red Sox At All-Star Game

July 9, 2012 12:00 AM
Ortiz Ready To Represent Red Sox At All-Star Game
" BOSTON (CBS) – While the rest of the Boston Red Sox will actually be using their four-day All-Star break as an actual break, designated hitter David Ortiz will head to Kansas City as the team’s lone representative.

“It’s one of those years that things go down like that,” Ortiz told WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche from the Boston locker room Sunday. “Hopefully next year, everyone goes as a group.”

Used to sending at least a handful of All-Stars, Ortiz is Boston’s lone star in this year’s mid-summer classic. It’s the first time since 2001 the Red Sox have just one All Star on the AL roster.

Ortiz On All-Star Game Part 1: 

After hitting the break with 22 home runs, 57 RBI and a .312 average – all of which lead the Red Sox – Ortiz has certainly earned his spot. He will be the starting DH as the American League tries to end a two-year skid and clinch home field advantage in the World Series.

It will be Ortiz’ eighth All-Star game appearance, and suiting up for the AL has never gotten old "

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