Ortiz wins Edgar Martinez Award

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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.

Gronk: 'Can't wait to compete again and play ball'

Gronk: 'Can't wait to compete again and play ball'

Rob Gronkowski's been having more than his share of fun this offseason, based off what we've seen on social media, but he sent out a Tweet Sunday night that makes it sound as if he can't wait for training camp to begin.

Gronkowski played in only eight games in 2016 because of back issues that eventually required surgery, and missed all of the Patriots' run to the Super Bowl championship.

Of course, if you check Gronk's timeline beneath his 'I-can't-wait-to-start-playing-again' Tweet, you'll find a) a couple of hypes for his new show MVP, b) a re-Tweet in which he's helping Mojo Rawley get ready for Wrestlemania, and c) quasi-ads for the various products he endorses.

Merloni: Pablo Sandoval is the key to the bottom of Red Sox order

Merloni: Pablo Sandoval is the key to the bottom of Red Sox order

The guys on The Baseball Show discuss Pablo Sandoval lighting it up in spring training and if he could continue that in the regular season.