David Ortiz

Watch David Ortiz's son, D'Angelo, hit moonshots in new video

Watch David Ortiz's son, D'Angelo, hit moonshots in new video

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

D'Angelo Ortiz, the son of Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz, has power at the plate reminiscent of what Sox fans witnessed at Fenway Park from 2003-16. A video of the 15-year-old hitting absolute missiles was shared on social media on Saturday.

Check it out below:


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D'Angelo recently has been putting in work with his dad along with his dad's former Red Sox teammate, Manny Ramirez. That's 1,096 combined MLB home runs between the youngster's two mentors.

There have been a number of second-generation MLB players that have made their presence felt over the last couple of seasons, including Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Fernando Tatis Jr., Bo Bichette (son of Dante Bichette), and Cavan Biggio (son of Craig Biggio).

We'll have to look out for "Lil' Papi" in a few years.

Who are the best designated hitters in Red Sox history? Ranking the Top 5

Who are the best designated hitters in Red Sox history? Ranking the Top 5

There's only one choice for best designated hitter in Red Sox history, but just in case there's any doubt, we'll quote broadcaster Dave O'Brien with the signature call from his WEEI days: "DAVID ORTIZ! DAVID ORTIZ! DAVID ORTIZ!"

No sense in even pretending there's any suspense on this one.

What's fascinating about ranking the Red Sox DHs, however, is just how few of them have actually held down the position for any length of time over the years.

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Only nine players have made at least 200 appearances there with the Red Sox since the DH was introduced in 1973, and four of them — Carl Yastrzemski, Jim Rice, Dwight Evans, and Manny Ramirez — have already appeared elsewhere in our outfield rankings.

That leaves five men to fill out the list, and about the only difficult omission is slugger Jose Canseco, who made 184 appearances between 1995 and 1996.

Click here for the Top 5 DHs in Red Sox history.

David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez meet up for nostalgia-filled workout session

David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez meet up for nostalgia-filled workout session

Boston's Bash Brothers are reunited once again.

Former Red Sox stars David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez met up at a batting cage Wednesday to take some swings -- and Big Papi has the awesome proof.

Here's the selfie Ortiz posted of he and Ramirez (who has added a few gray hairs...) on Instagram:

According to Ortiz's Instagram story, it appears his teenage son, D'Angelo, also got in on the session.

The Ortiz-Ramirez crew likely were somewhere in South Florida at a batting cage operated by Gradum Baseball, which posted a 36-minute live interview of the two former Sox sluggers Wednesday on Instagram.

Ortiz and Ramirez spent five-plus seasons as teammates in Boston, winning two World Series titles together in 2004 and 2007 and representing one of the most feared 3- and 4-hitter combos in baseball. The duo racked up 10 All-Star appearances between them and both already are members of the Red Sox Hall of Fame.

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Ortiz retired in 2016 and now works as a special assistant on the Red Sox' staff. (He appears to be in good health after being shot in the Dominican Republic last summer.) But the 47-year-old Ramirez still wants to play, recently expressing his desire to join Taiwan's Chinese Professional Baseball League in 2020.

What better way to train for a comeback than with an old friend and fellow living legend?