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David Ortiz leaves game with back spasms

Jul 24, 2014, 4:49 PM EDT

David Ortiz AP

David Ortiz left today’s game against the Blue Jays in the ninth inning after hurting his back with a swing. After the game he said it was just back spasms and that it’s not much cause for concern.

He’s day-to-day and it’s unclear if he’ll miss any time. Worth noting that this afternoon and evening he’ll be flying from Toronto to Tampa Bay, and old backs don’t do too well on airplanes, even if the airplanes are posh chartered jobs.  Wouldn’t hurt to give him a day off, but we’ll know if he gets one tomorrow afternoon.

  1. chip56 - Jul 24, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    He immediately accused the media for making his back go out.

  2. bfunk1978 - Jul 24, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    All the belly-aches have spread to his back.

  3. proudlycanadian - Jul 24, 2014 at 5:18 PM

    Actually he did not swing. He managed to check his swing in time for the pitch to be called ball 2. Gomes completed the at bat. Ortiz failed to get a hit during the game.

  4. chip56 - Jul 24, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    He will talk to the official scorer and have that changed.

  5. mf44srq - Jul 25, 2014 at 8:22 AM

    The clinical term for his ailment is DPrice-itis…

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