Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/28/12

David Ortiz is back on the disabled list.

Ortiz's return to the Boston Red Sox's lineup lasted exactly one game -- Friday night against the Kansas City Royals -- before his strained right Achilles tendon forced him out of action again. Ortiz, who initially missed 35 games with the injury, will receive a platelet-rich plasma injection that he believes will aid the healing process and allow him to play again this season.

"I'd like to be out there playing, helping out," Ortiz said Monday before the Red Sox's 5-1 win in the series finale against the Royals at Fenway Park. "The good thing that we talked about today is we're going to try this one PRP injection to see how it goes in next couple of weeks. And if I'm good, I can just go back out there and play."

Ortiz conceded last week that he likely would need to play through a degree of pain for the remainder of the season. However, his sore right heel flared again Friday night after legging out a double in his second at-bat. He felt discomfort while rounding the bases, a common problem in his recovery from the injury.

"You guys know I live for this (baseball)," Ortiz said. "And there's not one thing that I would like to do more than be out there performing for our fans. I had (a PRP injection) done before, and I believe in that big time. The thing that we didn't get it done before because we thought that wasn't a need in my case, but at this stage, at this point, I gotta get through it. The doctor brought that up, and I want to give it a try."

And if the injection doesn't work?

Ortiz said his next option would be "shockwave" treatment, which could take five weeks. At this point, Ortiz believes surgery is not necessary.

"That's part of the reason why I want to be careful with it because I don't want to have to get to the point where I keep on playing and if you're sore, you know your body's telling you something," Ortiz said. "And if you continue to just do damage on top of it from what you already have, then it costs you a surgery. That's why we're trying to be careful."

With Ortiz going to the disabled list, the Red Sox recalled outfielder Ryan Kalish from Class AAA Pawtucket for his third major league stint this season. Previously, he hit .203 (16-for-79) with three doubles, five RBI, 11 runs, five walks and three stolen bases in 25 games. In 27 games with Pawtucket, Kalish hit .261 with four homers, 14 RBI and seven steals.

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