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GM expects David Ortiz to be ready for Opening Day

Feb 4, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

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David Ortiz just recently started running as he comes back from an Achilles’ tendon injury that cost him most of last season, but Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington expects him to be ready for Opening Day.

Evan Drellich of MLB.com passes along quotes from an interview with MLB Network Radio in which the GM indicated that Ortiz may be limited at the beginning of spring training, but “we don’t have any reason to think he won’t be in our lineup on Opening Day.”

That comes after Cherington traveled to the Dominican Republic last week to meet with Ortiz, who re-signed on a two-year, $26 million deal that includes incentives based on how many days he’s on the active roster.

  1. uyf1950 - Feb 4, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    “David Ortiz just recently started running…” Don’t you really mean to say: Daivid Ortiz just recently started wobbling. Running and David Ortiz in the same sentence is an oxymoron.

    • crispybasil - Feb 4, 2013 at 4:32 PM

      Lumbering?

    • cur68 - Feb 4, 2013 at 4:38 PM

      Gliding with deliberate dignity and gravitas between bases.

      • historiophiliac - Feb 4, 2013 at 4:47 PM

        Fielder bowling!

      • proudlycanadian - Feb 4, 2013 at 5:09 PM

        Ready or not, here he comes, step by step, inch by inch, closer and closer to the bag at first base.

  2. caprolnrocks - Feb 4, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    Pretty impressive that he hit 23 hr’s since he missed “most of the season”.

  3. kaosv1 - Feb 5, 2013 at 7:43 AM

    Weeble Wobbles but he doesn’t fall down.

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