BOSTON — Pedro Martinez on Sunday became the 33rd former Boston Red Sox player to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Could David Ortiz one day join his old teammate on that list?
When asked Sunday about Ortiz’s chances of landing in Cooperstown, Red Sox manager John Farrell said another few seasons of continued production from the designated hitter could be enough to win over voters.
“I have a hard time thinking what tomorrow is, let alone 15 or 20 years from now,” Farrell said as his team prepared to host the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park. “But as long as David stays healthy and is capable of producing as he’s done for so many years, with each passing day, the probability of him getting in continues to increase.
Ortiz’s response to a similar question — this one specifically regarding whether his role as a DH will hurt his case for enshrinement — was considerably briefer.
“I don’t know,” he said. “I don’t vote.”
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