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David Ortiz expected to go on DL Monday

Aug 26, 2012, 7:29 PM EDT

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Bobby Valentine said after Sunday’s game that David Ortiz will likely go back on the disabled list Monday due to continued soreness in his right Achilles’ tendon.

“It’s likely that if he doesn’t have a real miraculous recovery tonight, we’ll have a DL situation tomorrow,” Valentine said in his postgame press conference.

Valentine didn’t rule out Ortiz returning in September even if he goes on the disabled list now. The Red Sox wouldn’t have much reason to bring him back, but Big Papi might want to return rather than finish the season on the DL as he tries to score a multiyear contract in free agency.

Here are Valentine’s comments on the matter:

  1. randygnyc - Aug 26, 2012 at 7:47 PM

    “Monday”, again!!!!

    • Cris E - Aug 27, 2012 at 8:55 AM

      So why DL him at all? It’s four days until call-ups and it’s not like he’s going to create some unfillable hole in the lineup. He can hang out and whenever he feels ready he can try again. The DL imposes limits on when he can return that seem pretty unnecessary at this point in time. And the team should be able to limp by if the big guy is willing to take a couple shots at pinch hitting during the week. It’s a good thing the local media hasn’t noticed this or they could interpret it as malingering or something. (God am I glad I don’t work under the gaze of the BOS sports media.)

  2. dondada10 - Aug 26, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    Anybody else watching Baseball Tonight? In summation, Schilling just got done saying the reason Ortiz was limping on the bases the other day is because he doesn’t feel like playing any more this year.

    Am I wrong in thinking that Ortiz is going to be pissed to hear that?

    • sabatimus - Aug 26, 2012 at 8:31 PM

      I’m pissed to hear ANYTHING Schilling says.

    • willclarkgameface - Aug 27, 2012 at 12:18 AM

      Fuck Schilling. He needs to go back to his mansion and figure out how to get 400 people out of the unemployment line.

  3. randygnyc - Aug 26, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    Um, like him or not, Schilling is right, considering Ortiz himself said something similar, recently, but with regards to not playing to protect himself with a new contract looming.

    • dondada10 - Aug 26, 2012 at 8:02 PM

      I can understand an injured player not wanting to push through when the team is out of contention. I especially understand wanting to be healthy going into free agency. But don’t say he’s faking a limp.

    • brokea$$lovesmesomeme - Aug 27, 2012 at 12:26 AM

      Umm what exactly did he say.

  4. cowboysoldiertx - Aug 26, 2012 at 8:39 PM

    So long Big Pappi. The Rangers might like ya.

  5. randygnyc - Aug 26, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    Dondada- except that he’s being paid millions for THIS year.

    • dondada10 - Aug 26, 2012 at 10:06 PM

      My argument is that Schilling shouldn’t have said the limp was fake. I’m not quite sure what you’re taking exception to.

      Also, are you familiar with the reply feature?

  6. mrlaloosh - Aug 26, 2012 at 10:21 PM

    Oh no! The Big Juicy is hurt! Dominican Voo Doo needed.

  7. randygnyc - Aug 26, 2012 at 11:19 PM

    The reply feature is not available, nor are the “thumbs,” on the sportstalk app. It only allows posts to be “commented” on and then added to the end of the line.

    • dondada10 - Aug 27, 2012 at 12:15 AM

      My apologies, then. I long ago gave up on the app. It never seemed to be up to date with the site, along with the other problems (no thumbs up/down, no reply).

      I just bookmarked the site and use my browser.

  8. randygnyc - Aug 27, 2012 at 1:08 AM

    The Baseball tonight commenter brought up Ortiz to schilling, trying to goad him into saying Ortiz was faking his injury. Schilling hemmed and hawed before implying Ortiz didn’t want to play but didn’t speculate on why.

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