Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 7/18/12
Manager Bobby Valentine announced today on his weekly WEEI interview that the second opinion that Big Papi got on his Achilles confirmed the first report. Ortiz will be placed on the DL, but is expected to be back after the minimum 15 days (which is retroactive to yesterday).Mauro Gomez has been called up to replace Ortiz and will see some starts at DH, but will probably also sit to give others rest. Gomez batted .308 with 3 RBI and a .756 OPS in 26 at bats in his previous two cups of coffee.The Ortiz injury is especially untimely as he will miss the upcoming Yankee and Ranger series, but at least it is not long term.
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