You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

David Ortiz likes Red Sox’ signings

CAP CANA, Dominican Republic — Like everyone else interested in the rebuilding of the last-place Red Sox, David Ortiz has been following the moves made by general manager Ben Cherington.

Big Papi is pleased.

Continue reading below

Ortiz said Thursday night he is excited about the additions of Mike Napoli and Shane Victorino.

“We’re getting good players and that’s what it’s all about,” Ortiz said. “It’s going to be fun to watch [Napoli]. A power hitter, a righthander, we haven’t had that in a while.

“We had Cody [Ross] this year, but it’s going to be fun to watch Napoli hitting some balls over the Green Monster.”

Ortiz expects he will personally benefit from having Napoli in the middle of the lineup.

“In the American League there’s a lot of good lefthanded pitching. You need that [righthanded] help. They won’t be putting too many lefties against us.

“You need guys who are game-changers and he’s one of them.”

Ortiz also approved of Victorino.

“That’s my boy,” he said. “He’s going to be a guy people are going to love in Boston. People are going to love him. He goes at it hard.

“He’s got a lot of adrenaline going on. I love that. It gets me going.”

In general, Ortiz feels better about the state of the team.

Loading comments...
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Already a subscriber?
Your city. Your stories. Your Globe.
Yours FREE for two weeks.
Enjoy free unlimited access to Globe.com for the next two weeks.
Limited time only - No credit card required!
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.
Thanks & Welcome to Globe.com
You now have unlimited access for the next two weeks.
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.