Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 8/23/12
BOSTON -- This time, David Ortiz's return to the Red Sox may be for real. After missing over a month of time with an Achilles injury -- when it appeared he'd return earlier -- the Red Sox' designated hitter raced around the bases on Thursday and emerged without any additional setbacks. "It looked like David got through everything perfectly," Red Sox skipper Bobby Valentine said. "He was running the bases. Today was the day he was going to run the bases, which he hadn't done yet. He had run sprints." If Ortiz doesn't experience any lingering pain on Friday, he...

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