Red Sox Injuries
The Boston Red Sox activated DH David Ortiz from the disabled prior to Friday’s game against the Royals, and “Big Papi” made an immediate impact.
If all goes well, Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz will be back in the Boston lineup Friday night as the team opens a four-game set against the Royals at Fenway Park.
David Ortiz is hoping to return to the Red Sox by the end of their home stand this week.
The Red Sox bullpen could receive another boost Tuesday night when right-hander Andrew Bailey is expected to be activated.
The Red Sox placed reliever Vicente Padilla on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday, recalling right-hander Clayton Mortensen to take his place.
Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz said he felt better after receiving an injection Monday afternoon to help the pain and swelling in his right Achilles strain.
Injured Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey made his first rehab appearance Sunday, as he makes his final steps in returning from right thumb surgery.
Red Sox DH David Ortiz is still “very sore” from the Achilles strain in his right ankle, and may receive an injection on Monday.
Although David Ortiz is eligible to come off the disabled list on Wednesday, it doesn’t appear the Red Sox’ DH will be rejoining the team at that point.
Dustin Pedroia is back for the Red Sox on Thursday, batting third and returning to second base.