Why Is David Ortiz Retiring? Red Sox Slugger Looks As Good As Ever

Spring training woes be damned: David Ortiz has still got it.

The 40-year-old Boston Red Sox slugger has shown no signs of slowing down in his final season in the majors, starting off 3-for-9 with two home runs and three RBIs in two games.

In fact, Ortiz became just the second player in major league history to homer in each of his team’s first two games in an age-40 season or older. The other? Red Sox legend and baseball Hall of Famer Ted Williams.

“That doesn’t make me feel any younger,” Ortiz told NESN’s Dave O’Brien when informed of the stat.

Well, that settles it then. But if Ortiz really is feeling 40, he sure hasn’t looked like it.

O’Brien and Jerry Remy reviewed Ortiz’s early accomplishments and previewed his potential success this weekend against the Toronto Blue Jays on “Red Sox Gameday Live.” Check it out in the video above.

Thumbnail photo via David Richard/USA TODAY Sports Images

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