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David Ortiz wins Edgar Martinez Award as best DH

David Ortiz. Stan Grossfeld photo

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David Ortiz.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — David Ortiz was named the winner of the Edgar Martinez Award as the game’s most outstanding designated hitter for the seventh time. He was a unanimous pick of beat writers, broadcasters, and public relations departments in the American League.

Ortiz also won the award from 2003-07 and in 2011.

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Detroit’s Victor Martinez was second in the voting.

Ortiz hit .309 with 38 doubles, 30 home runs, and 103 RBIs for the Red Sox. He also walked 76 times and scored 84 runs. Ortiz is the career leader among DHs with 381 home runs and 1,245 RBIs.

Peter Abraham can be reached at pabraham@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @PeteAbe.
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