Ortiz wins Edgar Martinez Award


Ortiz wins Edgar Martinez Award

Major League Baseball has announced that Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has won the 2011 Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award.

Ortiz hit .309 this season with 29 home runs and 96 RBI in 146 games for the Red Sox.

This marks the sixth time Ortiz has won the award in his career surpassing Edgar Martinez, for whom the award was named after in 2004.

Former Red Sox catcher Victor Martinez finished second in voting with Kansas City's Billy Butler finishing third.