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Boston Red Sox first baseman David Ortiz left Wednesday's game against the San Francisco Giants in the fifth inning because of tightness in his lower back.
''It's just general soreness,'' Red Sox manager John Farrell said after the Red Sox beat the Giants 12-1. ''He's played first base two of the last three days and he's not used to it.''
Ortiz was hitless in three at-bats in Boston's win on Wednesday, striking out his last two times at the plate. He came out of the game following the top of the fifth inning and was replaced by Mike Napoli.
''With the lead I thought we could get him off his feet and protect him,'' Farrell said.
Ortiz entered the day batting .323 with 24 home runs and 78 RBIs.
The Red Sox have a day off before opening a series at the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.
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Boston Red Sox first baseman David Ortiz has left the game against the San Francisco Giants in the fifth inning because of tightness in his lower back.
Ortiz was hitless in three at bats in Boston's 12-1 win on Wednesday, striking out his last two times. He came out of the game following the top of the fifth inning and was replaced by Mike Napoli.
Ortiz entered the day batting...
Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz doesn't approve of the fact that teammate Ryan Dempster decided to hit troubled New York Yankees third basemen Alex Rodriguez with a fastball in Sunday's game between the two bitter rivals.It took Dempster four pitches before he was finally able to nail Rodriguez in his midsection. And it led to both benches clearing once the dirty deed...
It’s a long season. David Ortiz is 37 years old. The slugger typically doesn’t play the field.
That’s a recipe for some ache and pains when Ortiz grabs his glove and plays first base during interleague play in National League ballparks, especially when the Red Sox’ road trip requires flying across the country.
Ortiz said after Monday’s game in San Francisco that he was...
Designated hitter and part-time first baseman David Ortiz left Wednesday afternoon's game in the fifth inning after experiencing tightness in his lower back.
The Red Sox certainly can't afford to lose a bat like Big Papi's. He's hitting .323 with 24 home runs and 78 RBI.
Ortiz first experienced some back discomfort Monday and sat...
I saw this article earlier this morning and nearly spit out my coffee -- Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz has said some very shocking (and I mean shocking in a good way!) about Alex Rodriguez! In an interview with USA Today Sports, not only did Ortiz criticize teammate Ryan Dempster's strategy of throwing at A-Rod, but Ortiz suggested that the reason MLB was going so hard after...
The Alex Rodriguez haters would agree that A-Rod’s beaning at the hand of Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster Sunday night was some fitting vigilante justice.
Don’t count Sox slugger David Ortiz among them.
Big Papi had some interesting comments Thursday, telling USA Today Sports,
"I didn't like it. I don't think it was the right thing...
Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz spoke with USA Today Sports about his feelings on the Ryan Dempster and Alex Rodriguez fiasco. “I didn’t like it. I don’t think it was the right thing to do,” Ortiz said. “But we don’t all think alike, and the guy who did it, Dempster is a great guy.”
Not only does Ortiz think that Dempster’s actions were wrong, but he doesn’t...
With the Tampa Bay Rays just one game behind the Red Sox, the boys from Boston can’t stand to lose any unnecessary ground.
The Red Sox-Yankees rivalry hit a fever pitch Sunday when embattled Yankees star Alex Rodriguez stepped up to the plate against Ryan Dempster. The Sox pitcher did his best to send a message to A-Rod, tossing one ball behind him, two inside and one eventually...
Will Middlebrooks must have missed this whole major league thing.
Middlebrooks has raked since being recalled from Pawtucket on Aug. 10, proving that his prolonged big league slump earlier this season could indeed be just a footnote in a very successful career. The hot streak comes at a good time for the Red Sox, and it might ultimately force manager John Farrell to make an important...
Joe Girardi thinks that Ryan Dempster should be suspended. John Farrell, as you might expect, feels differently.
Major League Baseball is currently in the process of determining whether or not Dempster should be disciplined for hitting Alex Rodriguez with a pitch in the second inning of Sunday’s Red Sox-Yankees game. Farrell reiterated his stance on the incident Monday, telling...
The Red Sox have been the victim of their share of blown calls this year, and no player has seen more than Daniel Nava. So it wasn’t a surprise when Nava, manager John Farrell and other members of the Red Sox spoke out in support when Major League Baseball recently announced that more replay would be coming to the game in 2014.
Replay brings some worry, too, though. By removing...
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Mike Napoli has been out for 4 straight games, but John Farrell told CSNNE that Napoli has in fact been cleared to play, but he wanted to start the left-handed hitting Mike Carp against Ryan Vogelsong. So, he'll play against the lefty Barry Zito in the rubber match against the San Francisco Giants, right? Maybe not...