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David Ortiz unlikely to return from DL when eligible

Jul 30, 2012, 2:44 PM EDT

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David Ortiz was supposed to do some jogging and hitting prior to last night’s game at Yankee Stadium, but he canceled those plans due to heel soreness and now Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes reports that the Red Sox designated hitter is “unlikely” to come off the disabled list when eligible Wednesday.

Ortiz is sidelined by an Achilles’ tendon injury and according to Rojas returning this weekend is now “the most optimistic forecast.”

Without Ortiz available the Red Sox have split DH duties among Pedro Ciriaco (5 starts), Cody Ross (4), Daniel Nava (2), and Mauro Gomez (1).

  1. deathmonkey41 - Jul 30, 2012 at 4:02 PM

    Someone hasn’t been drinking their milkshakes!

    • daisycutter1 - Jul 30, 2012 at 5:10 PM

      That noggin is Bonds-ian in its size, (mis)shape and likely gravitational pull.

  2. budselog - Jul 30, 2012 at 5:03 PM

    Now, how on earth is this amazing athlete going to nail down a 3 year, $48 million dollar deal after THIS?

    Papi is a joke and has been since trying to make us believe that he was seriously capable of hitting 54 home runs in one season in 2006. I mean, we all should have smelled a rat when he was busy becoming “Boston’s BEST clutch hitter EVER” in 2004.

    He’s still on the shit and don’t even try to tell me he’s clean or has been for any real stretch pf time post 2002. I think he’s just catching wind of the fact that MLB could potentially be on to him and he’s having some new kind of Dominican remedy mixed up as we speak.

    Full time DH is a pussy way to “play” baseball.

  3. allbucdup - Jul 30, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    The Yankee fans must be a bit bitter today…

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