David Ortiz will have another very productive season
Miguel Cabrera, the winner of the 2012 American League Most Valuable Player award and the Triple Crown, had an OPS of .999 last season. David Ortiz, the Red Sox’ now-37-year-old designated hitter, had an OPS of 1.026. The catch, of course, is that he did it in just 90 games, missing all but one of the Red Sox’ final 72 games after injuring his Achilles’ tendon July 16. Durability will remain a question with Ortiz as he ages, but it’s worth remembering he was one of the best hitters in the AL when healthy last year, and should be among the best again.