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David Ortiz is out of his walking boot, close to swinging bat

Jul 25, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

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David Ortiz‘s recovery from an Achilles’ tendon injury is going well enough that the Red Sox designated hitter is out of his protective walking boot and told Rob Bradford of WEEI.com that he hopes to begin swinging a bat as soon as this weekend.

Before then Ortiz will be reevaluated by team doctors Friday, which will determine his rehab timetable.

Ortiz has been out since July 16, but no tear or rupture was discovered in his Achilles’ tendon and it sounds like there’s some chance he could come off the disabled list when eligible next week.

  1. budselog - Jul 25, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Close to swinging a bat. Close to complaining about something. I can’t wait.

    • budselog - Jul 25, 2012 at 12:25 PM

      Why all the thumbs down? Do we have a great deal of Red Sox lurkers in these parts?

      LAME.

      Keep protecting an overpaid, whining, prima donna that doesn’t even really play baseball. He just hits.

      • hammyofdoom - Jul 25, 2012 at 12:34 PM

        And he just hits REALLY well. I’d prefer him batting the way he is and being a DH than batting the way he is and being a sub-par first baseman (even though he could have played the first few years with the sox, he wasnt BAD, just wasnt great). And if you think he’s overpaid for what hes doing this year, then well… sorry.

      • 18thstreet - Jul 25, 2012 at 2:09 PM

        Designated hitter is a position. He gets a uniform and paycheck, just like the rest of the roster.

  2. 18thstreet - Jul 25, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    I’d disparage the boot, but disparaging the boot is a boot-able offense.

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