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David Ortiz sent for MRI on both heels

Mar 9, 2013, 4:33 PM EDT

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Brian McPherson of the Providence Journal reports that David Ortiz has been sent for an MRI on both of his heels. The veteran slugger has experienced some soreness in his legs while running this week, so Red Sox manager John Farrell said that the team just wants to “rule anything out.”

Ortiz was limited to five games after the All-Star break last year due to a right Achilles injury and underwent ultrasound treatment in October. Farrell told Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald earlier this week that the soreness was more generalized rather than directly related to the Achilles injury, but they believe it was caused by him ramping up his running program. He hasn’t been ruled out for Opening Day yet, but that could change depending upon the MRI results.

Ortiz, 37, batted .318/.415/.611 with 23 home runs, 60 RBI and a 1.026 OPS in 90 games last year. He received a two-year, $26 million contract from the Red Sox in November.

  1. proudlycanadian - Mar 9, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    Ortiz is hurting and Drew has a concussion. The Red Sox have to have their fingers crossed.

  2. tfbuckfutter - Mar 9, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Alright, I’m starting to think there’s a new curse here….Curse of Nomar maybe?

    Why can’t a single Red Sox player stay healthy? And it’s not just that, it seems to be a rash of the “it’s not serious” type of injuries that no one ever seems to get over and ruins entire seasons.

    I thought maybe Crawford had taken the curse with him, but now I’m not sure.

    • ditto65 - Mar 9, 2013 at 6:21 PM

      Yeah, because the Yankees have been the model of healthy during this same ti – oh, wait; half their team is broken.

      • tfbuckfutter - Mar 9, 2013 at 6:43 PM

        Yeah….there’s a big difference between Joba Chamberlain and Derek Jeter CLEARLY breaking their ankles….

        And the Red Sox players who have a stiff back and then suddenly need Tommy John surgery.

      • badintent - Mar 9, 2013 at 10:20 PM

        Ya mon, is the Voodoo curse of the Buckey Dent Homer. We put the goat;s head blood on your Boston Beans and the shaman do the dance of the next 100 years to a WC.Coool running mon, smoke your spliff in Washington State es nice with the jerk chicken.

    • jwbiii - Mar 9, 2013 at 6:27 PM

      Curse of Nomar? Doesn’t work. They won two World Series after trading him. We need a player who was on the 2004 and 2007 teams and then got hurt. . . Curse of Schilling!

      • tfbuckfutter - Mar 9, 2013 at 6:42 PM

        Schilling’s one of the guys who broke down though. Remember 2005 and 2007?

        Maybe it is tied to Nomar’s retirement in 2009 when things really started getting bad.

        Ellsbury in 2010 anyone?

        Actually, I take it back. JD Drew just came in and JD Drew-ed all over the franchise and left his injury-prone stank.

  3. airedale1950 - Mar 9, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    You guys are over analyzing this….Big Pappy’s problems have a direct correlation to years of hauling around too much beef on a poorly maintained chassis.
    One hamburger over the line my friends…one hamburger.

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