Barring a Yankees / Red Sox playoff series in the Bronx (which could be a possibility should the Yankees turn things around), the Yankees will hold a ceremony for Ortiz to commemorate his final season. The Yankees will honor Ortiz on September 29th, which is the final time the Yankees and Red Sox play at Yankee Stadium for the 2016 campaign.
Now, the Ortiz ceremony has it’s pros and cons: a pro would be not only honoring Ortiz, who has been destroying the Yankees in every crucial series they’ve played together, but it would also be a ‘thank you’ to the Boston Red Sox for honoring the former Yankees shortstop with a lavish and unforgettable ceremony. Now for the con; the Red Sox didn’t acknowledge Alex Rodriguez‘s retirement and basically swept him leaving the game of baseball under the rug. To be fair, the Yankees also barely acknowledged Rodriguez’s retirement and Rodriguez played with the team for majority of his career. The Yankees eventually gave him a short ceremony prior to his final game which included rain from Mother Nature.
Ortiz is a career .305/.396/.569 hitter with 52 home runs against the New York Yankees, although he is only hitting .234/.332/.491 at the new Yankee Stadium.
However, the Yankees still have some business to take care of before they honor the Boston Red Sox legend; they have three games left from a four-game series in Boston and a three-game series in New York, so it would be in the Yankees best interest to win the remaining games in order to stay in the postseason hunt.