Despite all the news of the day, one thing is certainly clear after the Red Sox beat the Royals on Friday night: David Ortiz is still a big part of the Red Sox lineup.
Big Papi returned from the disabled list in a big way for the team, providing some needed stability in the middle of the lineup in the absence of Boston's other slugger, Adrian Gonzalez. With Gonzo possibly heading to Los Angeles, the Sox will need Ortiz, and he delivered this time.
NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is awarding Papi our "Waiver Wired" player of the game. Who's yours?