Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz plans to retire after the 2016 season, FOX Sports Insider Ken Rosenthal reported Tuesday.
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Ortiz, who will turn 40 on Wednesday, has played 19 seasons in the majors -- the past 13 with the Red Sox.
This past season, Ortiz clubbed his 500th career homer. Known for his clutch performances during the regular season and postseason, Big Papi is a career .284 hitter with 1,641 RBI.
Ortiz was a member of the 2004, 2007 and 2013 Red Sox World Series champions, winning World Series MVP honors in 2013. The nine-time All-Star has finished in the top five of the AL MVP voting five times. In September, Rosenthal detailed Ortiz's Hall of Fame chances.