David Ortiz will be shut down for several days of spring training because of sore left heel, and the Boston Red Sox are hoping the break from baseball activities won’t prevent the slugging designated hitter from being ready for opening day.
David Ortiz’s recovery from an Achilles injury last season may have just hit a speed bump.
David Ortiz had been confident throughout Spring Training that he would be in the Red Sox lineup come Opening Day, but the DH seemed a lot less optimistic about his return on Thursday.
Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks hit his first home run of the Spring on Tuesday night, but said he still has to get over the mental hurdle after breaking his wrist on an inside pitch last season.
John Lackey pitched three scoreless innings in the Boston Red Sox’s 4-3 victory over Puerto Rico’s World Baseball Classic team on Tuesday night.
Gresh, McAdam and Shaughnessy were joined by Red Sox Manager John Farrell Tuesday afternoon delving into the Sox spring training thus far.
The Boston Red Sox announced their first cuts of the spring on Monday.
Mike Napoli is set to make his Red Sox debut Friday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The gang of recently retired Red Sox working with the team in Fort Myers continues to increase in size.
Dustin Pedroia homered for the split-squad Red Sox, but the team fell to the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 in Port Charlotte, Florida.