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

Aug 25, 2012, 5:35 PM EDT

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David Ortiz went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in his return from the disabled list last night against the Royals, but he’s not out of the woods yet with his strained right Achilles tendon.

Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports that 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. Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine told Evan Drellich of MLB.com that the team’s medical staff believes there’s little chance of a ruptured Achilles, but Ortiz is understandably concerned about making things worse, especially with free agency looming this offseason.

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.

  1. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Aug 25, 2012 at 5:50 PM

    Back to the DR this winter, go see Bartolo’s guy for the “PRP” therapy (wink, nudge), he’ll be better than new come 2013

    • theskinsman - Aug 25, 2012 at 6:18 PM

      No need to go to the DR. There seems to be a never ending supply in the Bronx. A-Rod’s cousin could help him.HGH Andy P. would, but he misremembered where he got it.Maybe Skip Bayless can ask Jeter?

      • daisycutter1 - Aug 25, 2012 at 6:40 PM

        I’m quite sure Ortiz wouldn’t need any help sourcing PEDs. After all, he’s still hunting for the bad men who caused him to fail the same drug test A-Rod did back in ’03.

  2. spudatx - Aug 25, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    Does Dustin have any friends left to play ball with?

    • protius - Aug 26, 2012 at 12:51 PM

      The capybara does not have any friends.

  3. randygnyc - Aug 25, 2012 at 6:22 PM

    “David Ortiz could be shut down for rest of season due to Contract concerns”.

    There, fixed.

  4. yankeesjetsknicksrangers - Aug 25, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    Enough coverage of these cellar dwellers, keep the space open for the contenders.

    • sabatimus - Aug 25, 2012 at 7:56 PM

      Like the Jets and Nicks, right?

      • sabatimus - Aug 25, 2012 at 7:56 PM

        *Knicks, duh

  5. bravojawja - Aug 25, 2012 at 9:06 PM

    Two words: Ryan Howard.

    Ortiz would be best served by keeping the Achilles in one piece and be ready for Opening Day. For whatever team,

  6. shanabartels - Aug 25, 2012 at 9:30 PM

    I take it you guys at HBT have figured out that Tim Britton is the only Boston beat writer who is levelheaded, fair, and not crazy. It’s good to see him used as your source instead of the nut jobs. (I’m also biased because Tim is a good friend of mine. But still.)

  7. lgwelsh1 - Aug 26, 2012 at 1:22 AM

    He will stay in the AL and most likely will not be back with Boston as we can clearly see they are moving in another direction. He should shut it down for the year, Boston isn’t going anywhere near the post season this year.

  8. onbucky96 - Aug 26, 2012 at 3:56 AM

    Wth? Did the Red Sox hire Derek Bell as manager? This looks like Operation Shutdown 2.0…

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