Originally posted on Ted's Army  |  Last updated 8/27/12

It's no surprise, but Big Papi hit the DL yet again for his Achilles problem. As many suspect, Ortiz could miss the remainder of the year, but Papi was unwilling to say that today.

His first mode of treatment is a platelet-rich plasma injection, according to ESPN. After the season, they're planning shockwave therapy. Says Ortiz:

"There's nothing that I need to have fixed for now," he said. "That's part of the reason I want to be careful with it because I don't want to get to the point where I'm playing sore. If you're sore you know that your body is telling you something. And if you continue [to play hurt] then it causes you to have surgery."

Obviously, avoiding surgery would be nice. Unlike old friend Carl Crawford, Ortiz is not young nor in great shape, so anything invasive could be debilitating. Hopefully some rest -- and David, feel free to take the whole year off and come back to us next year -- will do Papi good.

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