Found April 25, 2013 on NESN.com:
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Who needs spring training? David Ortiz has looked locked in at the plate since returning to the Red Sox’ lineup after missing the tail end of last season and all of spring training with an Achilles injury. Following a 3-for-4 performance against the Astros on Thursday, Ortiz is hitting .550 (11-for-20) in his first five games of 2013. “It’s remarkable the timing that he’s displayed, particularly after the layoff that he’s had,” manager John Farrell said after Boston’s 7-2 win. “I think even guys in the dugout are kind of marveling at what he’s been able to do as far as not only just contact, but driving the baseball. Once again, he’s pressed to run the bases and feels good.” Four of Ortiz’s 11 hits have been for extra bases, and he has five RBIs and six runs scored thus far. It’s a small sample to go off, obviously, but Ortiz looks to be in vintage form, which bodes well for the Red Sox’ offense. The scariest part for opposing teams is that Ortiz still isn’t completely back to wh
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