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What will Red Sox do about David Ortiz?

Red Sox are inclined to pick up his option, but aging slugger has other ideas

Updated: October 7, 2010, 9:10 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- David Ortiz has been the Boston Red Sox's full-time designated hitter in each of the past seven seasons.

Do you know how many other Sox players have had at least two seasons in which they had 450 or more plate appearances while serving as DH at least 75 percent of the time?

One. Mike Easler. Known as the "Hit Man," Easler was the DH in 1984 and '85, when his OPS dropped more than 150 percentage points and Don Baylor took over.

Orlando "Cha Cha" Cepeda ...

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