FORT MYERS – The Red Sox are still going to be a potent offensive team. But Joe Girardi isn’t complaining about them losing long-time Yankee killer David Ortiz to retirement.
“I’m not going to miss him, I can tell you that,” Girardi said Tuesday. “I’ll miss his personality and what he brought to the game. Because I thought he was a great ambassador for the game and the city. I think he’s a guy that really embraced the city and the city embraced him. But I’m not going to miss him hitting in the box, that’s for sure.
“They’re still going to have a really good offensive team and they’re losing a big big bat that’s been there and done it for a long long time. But they still have really good players.”
The Yankees honored David Ortiz last September as Big Papi made his final trip to Yankee Stadium.
The Red Sox lost Ortiz, but still have plenty of impact bats including Mookie Betts and Hanley Ramirez. Boston also added Chris Sale to a rotation that already included David Price and Rick Porcello.
Source: Ny Daily News