David Ortiz named Edgar Martinez Award winner

The Guru
Contributing Writer

Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz was named the winner of the 2013 Edgar Martinez Award. The award is given to the best designated hitter in the American League by a panel of beat writers, broadcasters, and public relations departments. Ortiz unanimously received all of the first-place votes.

Coming in second in the voting was a former Red Sox, Victor Martinez of the Detroit Tigers.

The 38-year-old Big Papi batted .309, with 38 doubles, 30 home runs, and 103 RBI. Ortiz also walked 76 times and scored 84 runs. Ortiz also ranked third in the Majors in slugging percentage.

The 2013 World Series MVP has now won the award seven times, winning it from 2003-07 and again in 2011.

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