There is breaking baseball news from the hot stove league this afternoon as one of the Boston Red Sox most iconic players has announced plans to step away from the game.

David Ortiz will reportedly announce that he will retire after the 2016 season. reported that Fox Sports broke the story earlier today. Ortiz will turn 40 tomorrow and has definitely found a big way to commemmorate the day. "Big Papi" has hit 503 home runs in his baseball career and has played for the Red Sox for 13 seasons.