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David Ortiz to publish his memoir in May

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Retired slugger David Ortiz announced on Tuesday that he will publish a memoir on May 16, 2017 though Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The book is appropriately titled Papi: My Story.

Ortiz, 41, retired after putting up one of the best seasons of his career and one of the best final seasons any player has ever had. He hit .315/.401/.620 with 38 home runs and 127 RBI in 626 plate appearances. He led the major leagues in slugging percentage, OPS (1.021), and doubles (48). He led the American League in RBI. Over parts of 20 seasons, 14 of which were spent with the Red Sox, Ortiz hit 541 home runs, made the All-Star team 10 times, and helped the Red Sox win the World Series three times.

Along with becoming one of baseball’s most feared power hitters, Ortiz became an icon and one of the best recognizable faces within the sport.

Twins will not pick up Glen Perkins’ 2018 option

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The Twins have informed reliever Glen Perkins they will not pick up his 2018 club option worth $6.5 million, MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger reports. Instead, he will be paid $700,000 per his buyout clause.

Perkins, 34, has pitched a total of 7 2/3 innings over the last two seasons due to shoulder and biceps injuries. Bollinger adds that the two could come to terms on a minor league deal, but if they can’t reach an agreement, the lefty is likely to retire.

From 2011-15, Perkins emerged as one of the better relievers in baseball, making three All-Star teams. He compiled an aggregate 2.84 ERA with 340 strikeouts and 73 walks across 313 1/3 innings.