For years, Boston Red Sox fans have loved the round clean-up hitter known as Big Papi. But this spring, fans will notice a much different looking David Ortiz.
Ortiz posted the picture up above on Twitter on February 3. It appears he has been work hard to add muscle to his 6’4 frame this off-season.
Along with the picture, he tweeted out “Finishing my workout to have another monster season for all those media hater that still doubting!!!” Obviously, Ortiz was clearly sending a message to media members who don’t believe the Red Sox should give him a contract extension.
Posted below is what Ortiz looked like last season. You can defiantly see the difference in his body from last year and the way he looks now.
The 38-year-old is entering the final year of his current two-year-contract, which is worth up to $30 million. Ortiz has made news recently saying he is looking for an extension that will keep him in Boston past 2014.
Last season, Ortiz hit .309 with 30 home runs and 103 RBIs last season. He also won the World Series MVP and became an inspirational figure to the city of Boston after the Boston Marathon bombing.
We don’t know if Red Sox management will give Ortiz the contract extension he is looking for. What we do know is Ortiz has worked hard this off-season and has dedicated himself to be in great shape.