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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Hardball Talk: David Ortiz could be shut down for rest of season due to Achilles injury

Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports that [David] Ortiz is out of the starting lineup tonight and is scheduled to be re-evaluated as the Red Sox decide whether to shut him down for the rest of the season…

Ortiz, who turns 37 in November, is hitting .318/.415/.611 with 23 home runs, 60 RBI and a 1.026 OPS in 90 games played this year.

The District Attorney Posted: August 25, 2012 at 05:47 PM | 20 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: david ortiz, injuries, red sox

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   1. The Clarence Thomas of BBTF (scott) Posted: August 25, 2012 at 07:02 PM (#4218203)
Sonofabitch.
   2. J. Sosa Posted: August 25, 2012 at 07:08 PM (#4218207)
Let the tanking begin...
   3. Yastrzemski in left. Posted: August 25, 2012 at 07:12 PM (#4218213)
It hadn't begun?
   4. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: August 25, 2012 at 07:18 PM (#4218219)
if he´s fit for the playoffs, we´ll take him and gladly pay splash-hit tax !
he might even regenerate quicker in the bay area... posey, pence, ortiz... has a ring to it !
   5. PJ Martinez Posted: August 25, 2012 at 07:29 PM (#4218228)
Top ten pick, here we come...
   6. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: August 25, 2012 at 07:42 PM (#4218232)
Seriously. Sox WANT to lose as many as possible now, right?
   7. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: August 25, 2012 at 07:48 PM (#4218237)
This has been a seriously weird two years.
   8. Joe Bivens, Minor Genius Posted: August 25, 2012 at 07:58 PM (#4218245)
6...if they do, they're failing at that, too.
   9. odds are meatwad is drunk Posted: August 25, 2012 at 08:02 PM (#4218248)
Man theo really did pick a good time to leave
   10. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: August 25, 2012 at 08:28 PM (#4218266)
Yeah [8]. They're OBVIOUSLY going to get on a hot streak for the next couple of weeks. Frustrating.

I actually like [4] too. Sabean said he doesn't want to re-integrate Belt into the OF but I believe Ortiz could make a go of playing first for the remainder of 2012, and he would certainly be a huge add to that lineup. Anybody know if he cleared waivers? Of course, if he's actually too hurt to play, never mind.
   11. Joe Bivens, Minor Genius Posted: August 25, 2012 at 08:36 PM (#4218271)
They still have the bats to be a good team, but they're starting pitching can't hold up, can it?
   12. ellsbury my heart at wounded knee Posted: August 25, 2012 at 10:55 PM (#4218336)
It wouldn't surprise me if they skipped a few Lester starts due to his hamstring issue.
   13. Stately, Plump Buck Mulligan Posted: August 25, 2012 at 11:05 PM (#4218341)
Crystal ball says:

1. Returns too early
2. Re-injured
3. Returns again
4. Ineffective for a short period of time
5. Fanbase decides he's toast
6. Front office begins "he's always been a clubhouse cancer" whispering campaign
7. Run out of town
8. Begins playing well for new team
9. Replacement gets injured
10. Replacement returns too early

and so on
   14. The Long Arm of Rudy Law Posted: August 25, 2012 at 11:32 PM (#4218349)
They seem like a less-funny version of the Major League movie Indians, but funnier than the Major League II Indians.
   15. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: August 26, 2012 at 12:52 AM (#4218392)
And let's remember that the Sox didn't put him on the DL right away because they thought it was a day to day thing at first. More quality work from the people who brought you Jacoby Ellsbury's non-MRI and Dustin Pedroia's foot that was healed but wasn't.
   16. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: August 26, 2012 at 01:04 AM (#4218393)
Paging Mr. Ortiz, Mr. David Ortiz, please report to the Stephen Strasburg Memorial Lounge.
   17. AROM Posted: August 26, 2012 at 01:06 AM (#4218394)
I really feel for Ortiz, because I think his injury is pretty similar to what I'm dealing with. I'm icing my heel as I type.

It's a painful SOB of an injury. After a few days of rest it feels OK to walk around on, as long as I take it easy. Playing softball once a week, it gets aggravated as soon as I try and run on it, then it's difficult to make it through the game, and hurts for a few days after that. I can't imagine trying to play back to back days, let alone a full week.
   18. Scott Ross Posted: August 26, 2012 at 08:46 AM (#4218433)
After years of watching the Sox medical staff nearly cripple a dozen or so players, the shutting down of Ortiz at the tail end of an already lost season is a beacon of hope.
   19. cardsfanboy Posted: August 26, 2012 at 10:08 AM (#4218448)
And let's remember that the Sox didn't put him on the DL right away because they thought it was a day to day thing at first. More quality work from the people who brought you Jacoby Ellsbury's non-MRI and Dustin Pedroia's foot that was healed but wasn't.


I'm thinking the Red Sox are hiring high school football coaches to be their trainers "it's nothing, walk it off you big #####\". Their attitude is win today, you have a week to heal up...of course this is baseball and not football, so not sure that is the best philosophy.
   20. John DiFool2 Posted: August 26, 2012 at 10:26 AM (#4218453)

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