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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.

Jose Reyes is hitless in 20 plate appearances to start the season

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Mets backup infielder Jose Reyes pinch-hit and popped up in the top of the eighth inning of Thursday night’s game in Atlanta against the Braves. That ran his streak up to 20 consecutive hitless plate appearances to start the 2018 season. He has reached base once, however, on a walk, so there’s that.

Reyes, 34, signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Mets near the end of January. At the time, the Mets hadn’t yet signed Todd Frazier, so Reyes was in the mix to contribute as a utilityman but he has operated as a bat off the bench for the most part this season.

One wonders how much longer the Mets are going to let Reyes flounder. According to FanGraphs, he has already been worth a half-win less than a replacement-level player. Only eight other players have been as bad or worse this season.