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According to a report from the Boston Herald, David Ortiz is eligible to come off of the 15 day disabled list on Wednesday, August 1st prior to a start against the Detroit Tigers. The report also indicated that the Red Sox slugger participated in batting practice at Yankee Stadium on Friday night.
This is a good sign for the Red Sox and Ortiz’s fantasy owners. Ortiz is having a monster season and leads his club with 23 homers, 58 RBI, and a 1.024 OPS.
Ortiz suffered an Achilles injury on July 16th, during a home game against the Chicago White Sox. An MRI confirmed the next day that it was not a tear.
Although it is not crystal-clear whether or not Ortiz will make his return to field on Wednesday night, the assumption is that he will return to the lineup at some point next week in his usual role as DH.
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(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated.) By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer Add movie mogul to Bobby Valentine's lengthy resume.
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Top 5 Free Agents
1). Cody Ross BOS OF .269 AVG 45 R 16 HR 50 RBI 1 SB
Ross’s production this season has been solid even though he lost a month to injury. Ross should continue to add power, runs, and RBI’s to your lineup.
2). Francisco Cordero HOU RP 3 W 5 L 2 SV 26 K 5.60 ERA 1.75 WHIP
Cordero moves to a better league and gains closer status. Solid buy.
3). Homer Bailey...