Found April 12, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
PLAYERS: David Ortiz
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
If the Yankees can get players back, so can the Red Sox.  That's how the rivalry works, right?  With both Curtis Granderson and Marx Teixeira progressing in their rehab, it was only fitting that David Ortiz would make his first rehab start for the Red Sox - the Pawtucket Red Sox, that is. Ortiz, who is still battling issues with the achilles he strained last year, looked good in his return to game action.  He struck out in his first at-bat, but eventually Ortiz finished the night 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run-scored.  What does it mean to the Red Sox?  It means Ortiz is likely still on pace to join the club on their road trip to Cleveland. Unless Ortiz suffers a setback in any of his upcoming rehab games, Boston should get a nice boost when their slugging DH joins them.  He's already proven that he can still swing the bat.  That much was evident during the spring when Oritz was still tentative about the achilles. Boston is currently tied with the Orioles for the best record in the American League East, but that's not saying much.  Both Boston and Baltimore are 5-4.  The rest of the division is under .500.  It's still far too early for the standings to matter, but the first two weeks of the season have proven that the AL East is anyone's division to win.  Ortiz can help make the Red Sox real competitors in the division. Ortiz was having a phenomenal year last season before the injury.  He hit .318/.415/.611 with 23 home runs in just 90 games last year.  Had he been healthy the entire season, Ortiz may have hit over 40 home runs and had one of the best seasons of his career. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })(); Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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