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Originally signed by the Seattle Mariners in 1992, Ortiz was traded to the Twins in 1996, where he played six seasons.Ortiz was released by the Twins and signed with the Boston Red Sox in 2003, where he spent the remainder of his career.Ortiz also impressed fans and Mariners' players like Alex Rodriguez alike with a strong performance in an impromptu home run derby that took place following a failed Mariners' promotion where the Timber Rattlers were supposed to have played an exhibition game against the MLB club in front of their home fans in Wisconsin (the game was rained out).Also in Wisconsin, Ortiz met his future wife Tiffany, who led David to become a fan of the nearby Green Bay Packers NFL team, a devotion that would become lifelong.
While Kelly worked with Ortiz on his defense, he hit well, batting .306 through May 9 before fracturing his wrist and going on the disabled list.Among designated hitters, he is the all-time leader in MLB history for home runs (485), runs batted in (RBIs) (1,569), and hits (2,192).Regarded as one of the best clutch hitters of all time, Ortiz had 11 career walk-off home runs during the regular season and 2 during the postseason.When he arrived in Minnesota, he informed the team that he preferred to be listed as "David Ortiz" - using his paternal family name rather than "Arias" which was his maternal family name.Referring to the switch, sportswriter Jay Jaffe called Arias/Ortiz "literally the player to be named later." Ortiz rose quickly through the Twins system in 1997.
Baseball America named Ortiz the most exciting player in the Midwest League, as well as its best defensive first baseman for 1996.