Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz‘s final All-Star Game appearance was a short one as Ortiz was removed for a pinch-runner after walking in the bottom of the third inning.
— MLB (@MLB) July 13, 2016
— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) July 13, 2016
Ortiz, who has said he will retire after this season, his 20th in MLB, grounded out in his first at-bat versus National League starter Johnny Cueto.
In the third inning, Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez ended up facing Ortiz after saying earlier this week that he planned on grooving fastballs to Ortiz. After throwing a first pitch that clocked in at 80 miles per hour, Fernandez reverted to his mid-90s heat and eventually walked Ortiz.