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Monday, March 11, 2013

DAVID ORTIZ SHUT DOWN AT LEAST 5-7 DAYS; OPENING DAY IN DOUBT

We can blame this on Bobby V. somehow.

Red Sox DH David Ortiz, following a pair of MRIs on Saturday, has been shut down for what is expected to be at least five to seven days due to inflammation in both of his heels, manager John Farrell said after the Red Sox’ 6-2 spring training win over the Tampa Bay Rays. The 37-year-old is experiencing more inflammation in his right heel than his left, though Farrell said that the current condition is distinct from the right Achilles injury that left him able to play just one game after last July 26.

The MRI did not reveal any issues with the previously injured Achilles. It is not known if the issues with the heels was due to overcompensation from his original injury….

With the time off, and the fact that Opening Day getting closer and closer, Farrell didn’t sound optimistic that Ortiz would be ready for April 1.

“I mean, we’re three weeks away. He’s going to need at-bats,” the manager explained. “We’re not forgoing Opening Day right now, but we’re starting to get into an area where … depending on how many days we need to shut him down, that’s going to have a direct affect, a direct bearing on where we are come Opening Day.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 11, 2013 at 11:18 AM | 20 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. tfbg9 Posted: March 11, 2013 at 02:25 PM (#4386394)
This is a job for Toradol!
   2. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: March 11, 2013 at 03:53 PM (#4386476)
With two inflamed heels, Ortiz now has a range factor below continental drift at first base.
   3. Chip Posted: March 11, 2013 at 04:07 PM (#4386487)
Did WEEI steal its caps lock key from Murray Chass?
   4. Walt Davis Posted: March 11, 2013 at 04:33 PM (#4386504)
inflammation in both of his heels

Hey, being the victim of a hot foot, shame on the prankster; being the victim of the rare dual hot foot, shame on Ortiz.
   5. Steve Treder Posted: March 11, 2013 at 04:40 PM (#4386514)
#4 FTW
   6. Der-K should've known better than to fly on AA. Posted: March 11, 2013 at 04:45 PM (#4386517)
inflammation in both of his heels

they're inflammanated?
   7. Nasty Nate Posted: March 11, 2013 at 05:00 PM (#4386533)
"Inflammable means flammable?!? what a country!"
- Red Sox doctors
   8. Tim D Posted: March 11, 2013 at 05:02 PM (#4386536)
Time to join the Derrek Lee bidding war.
   9. Joe Bivens, Floundering Pumpkin Posted: March 11, 2013 at 05:17 PM (#4386543)
The Red Sox have enough 1B/DH types on the roster.
   10. Nasty Nate Posted: March 11, 2013 at 05:22 PM (#4386547)
The Red Sox have enough 1B/DH types on the roster.


Maybe this is just an evil plot to make room for them all on the team for the duration of the Teixera injury so the Yankees can't get them!
   11. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: March 11, 2013 at 05:33 PM (#4386552)
It's hard out there for an old guy too fat and feeble to do anything but DH.
   12. Dale Sams Posted: March 11, 2013 at 05:36 PM (#4386556)
The Red Sox have enough 1B/DH types on the roster.


And apart from Napoli, all of them would have trouble reaching a 100 OPS+.
   13. Nasty Nate Posted: March 11, 2013 at 05:42 PM (#4386560)
Free Mauro Gomez!
   14. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: March 11, 2013 at 05:57 PM (#4386563)
Red Sox win expectancy now drops to below 74*...woohoo.

*Please note this is my own, completely non-saber outlook for the season.

   15. Fancy Pants with a clinging marmoset on his Handle Posted: March 11, 2013 at 07:23 PM (#4386600)
inflammation in both of his heels

they're inflammanated?

Don't be silly. It's inflammated.
   16. Darren Posted: March 11, 2013 at 07:32 PM (#4386603)
And apart from Napoli, all of them would have trouble reaching a 100 OPS+.


There's not anyone better out there, though. Finding out what Carp/Nava/Gomez can do seems like the best plan.
   17. The Yankee Clapper Posted: March 11, 2013 at 08:02 PM (#4386619)
The Red Sox have enough 1B/DH types on the roster.

New conventional wisdom: You can never have too many DHs.
   18. Dale Sams Posted: March 11, 2013 at 10:11 PM (#4386662)
There's not anyone better out there, though. Finding out what Carp/Nava/Gomez can do seems like the best plan.


True, true. Earlier I proposed using Bradley, but am now shading towards seeing what he does in AAA and keeping him on speed dial. Thome didn't do so bad last year.
   19. frannyzoo Posted: March 11, 2013 at 11:34 PM (#4386703)
New conventional wisdom: You can never have too many DHs.


Damn. I knew folks would catch on to Zs Mariner genius.
   20. Dan Posted: March 12, 2013 at 01:10 AM (#4386725)
Honestly I'd rather they just DH Gomes and put JBJ in LF until Ortiz is back. An OF of Bradley - Ellsbury - Victorino would save a LOT of runs.

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