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David Ortiz says his right Achilles tendon is at about “50-60 percent”

Aug 2, 2012, 8:16 PM EDT

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Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine mentioned earlier this afternoon that David Ortiz could be activated from the disabled list as soon as this weekend against the Twins, but odds are that’s not going to happen.

According to Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald, Ortiz did some light jogging while the Red Sox were taking batting practice this afternoon and estimated that his strained right Achilles tendon is at about “50-60 percent.” He added that he likely won’t do “power running” for another few days, which essentially rules out the chance that he’ll return this weekend.

“It feels better,” Ortiz said. “The (trainers) were a little surprised about how I was moving compared to when we tried in New York. Like the doctors and trainers say, I’m not going to be 100 percent when I come back to play. But when we start doing the power drills and once I start feeling better, I think I’ll be ready to go.”

Ortiz was in the midst of an 11-game hitting streak prior to suffering the injury while running the bases on July 16 against the White Sox. The 36-year-old slugger is batting .316/.414/.609 with 23 home runs, 58 RBI and a 1.024 OPS in 89 games played this season. The Red Sox have shuffled multiple players out of the DH spot during his absence, including Cody Ross tonight against Twins’ right-hander Samuel Deduno.

  1. downsouthnow - Aug 3, 2012 at 8:24 AM

    “Power” and “running” do not exist in the universe of David Oritz.

  2. willclarkgameface - Aug 3, 2012 at 9:12 AM

    Power running? When was the last time David “Where’s The Postgame Buffet” Ortiz did any RUNNING?

    Dude can’t even run hard all the way down the 1st base line to even LOOK like he cares.


    The team is in the tank and quite frankly he should probably sit out the majority of the remainder of the season. The only reason he’d play is to show another team on the block that he can come back from injury so he can be a lazy ass DH in some other city.

    HELLO NEW YORK 2013!

  3. deathmonkey41 - Aug 3, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    He’s been doubling up on the milkshakes.

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