Boston’s David Ortiz is playing ball in the semi-finals of the Dominican Winter Professional Baseball League this week. David Ortiz has been ranked fifth, fourth and second in the last voting for the American League most valued player. He hadn’t played in the Dominican baseball league for two years. Ortiz hopes to help the Escogido Lions make it to the finals that start on 18 January. General manager of the Escogido Lions, Raymond Abreu said that David Ortiz’s presence alone would be a great motivation for the team’s players.