Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, one of the most popular players in franchise history, will retire following the 2016 season.Sources: David Ortiz will retire at https://www.angelsedges.com/los-angeles-angels-of-anaheim/andrelton-simmons-jersey end of 2016 season. Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 17, 2015MORE: Most memorable David Ortiz moments | Cla sic photos from David Ortiz’s careerOrtiz could make his announcement as soon as Wednesday, according to SportsGlory.com .Ortiz, who turns 40 Wednesday, spent parts of six seasons with the Twins before joining Boston in 2003. As a member of the Red Sox, he has made nine All-Star teams and played for three World Series winners. He was the MVP of the 2004 ALCS and the 2013 World Series.Overall, he has hit .284/.378/.547 with 503 https://www.angelsedges.com/los-angeles-angels-of-anaheim/reggie-jackson-jersey home runs and 1,641 RBIs over his 19-year career.Big Papi has put up Hall of Fame numbers, but his candidacy will be complicated by the cloud of performance-enhancing drugs. Ortiz reportedly https://www.angelsedges.com/los-angeles-angels-of-anaheim/martin-maldonado-jersey failed a test in 2003, but he denied in The Players’ Tribune article ever knowingly using PEDs. “In some people’s minds, I will always be considered a cheater. And that’s bulls,” he wrote.