Posted August 27, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Boston Red Sox have placed designated hitter David Ortiz back on the 15-day disabled list Monday due to lingering problems with a strained right Achilles. Ortiz, who suffered the injury in mid-July, returned to action in Friday's win over Kansas City, getting two hits and two RBIs, but has not played since due to discomfort. Ortiz said he'll have an injection in the next day or so and hopes to return this season. He will be a free agent at the end of the season. Manager Bobby Valentine said the injection would have sidelined him for about seven days so the club decided to put him on the DL. Outfielder Ryan Kalish was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket to take Ortiz's spot on the roster. Boston also planned to activate Daisuke Matsuzaka to start the series finale against the Royals on Monday and was going to option reliever Pedro Beato back to Pawtucket.

Red Sox put Ortiz on the 15-day DL

David Ortiz doesn't want his season -- and possibly his Boston Red Sox career -- to end on the disabled list. The Red Sox placed Ortiz back on the 15-day disabled list Monday because of lingering problems with a strained right Achilles tendon, but the designated hitter said he hopes to play again this season. Speaking to reporters in Boston's dugout about 45 minutes before...

Boston's Ortiz plans to return before season ends

David Ortiz is back on the disabled list. Ortiz's return to the Boston Red Sox's lineup lasted exactly one game -- Friday night against the Kansas City Royals -- before his strained right Achilles tendon forced him out of action again. Ortiz, who initially missed 35 games with the injury, will receive a platelet-rich plasma injection that he believes will aid the healing...

Has David Ortiz Played His Last Game In A Boston Red Sox Uniform?

The Boston Red Sox are weighing whether or not they will shut down designated hitter David Ortiz for the rest of the 2012 MLB season, as the slugger continues to battle a lingering Achilles strain. With Boston having traded so many of their key players and with the team basically out of the race for any postseason berth, Ortiz could return to the disabled list once again...

David Ortiz Sits Once Again in Daisuke Matsuzaka's Return Against Royals

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington wasn't willing to make an informal announcement about David Ortiz on Monday morning during a radio appearance. He said that would be ironed out later in the day. There may be indication that Ortiz will be at the very least heading back to the disabled list with the omission of the designated hitter's name from the Boston lineup for the...

David Ortiz Opts for PRP Treatment Over Surgery in Hopes of Returning This Season

BOSTON -- Another injection will be needed to save David Ortiz's season. After missing the past three games with Achilles soreness, the Red Sox designated hitter will receive a platelet-rich plasma injection to relieve the discomfort and return to the diamond. In the meantime, the Red Sox placed Ortiz back on the 15-day disabled list. Ortiz will be prohibited from flying right...

David Ortiz May Be Headed Back to Disabled List With Achilles Injury That Just Won't Heal (Video)

David Ortiz has wanted to get back into the Red Sox lineup ever since he first tweaked his Achilles while running the bases in July. But Ortiz's Achilles has been setting the agenda for the Red Sox slugger, keeping him on the disabled list and possibly sending him back there now. Jim Rice and The Boston Globe's Michael Vega give the inside scoop on Ortiz's injury and...

David Ortiz Too Important to Red Sox to Risk Further Injury to Achiles (Video)

David Ortiz was unquestionably the Red Sox most consistent, and consequently important, player during the 2012 season. And while he attempts to return from injury, it may behoove him to simply shift his concentration to next season. Ortiz, who has missed more than a month with an Achilles injury, returned over the weekend for a one night stint with his mates. The DH went 2-for-4...

Red Sox win, but the talk is about Ortiz

BOSTON - The Red Sox hung on for a win at Fenway Park Sunday, but much of the talk before and after the 8-6 victory over the Royals centered around David Ortiz and the likelihood the slugger will return to the disabled list Monday and could be shut down for the season. That, in turn, could mean the DH has played his final game with the Red Sox. Ortiz, who returned Friday night...

Bobby Valentine Recognizes Possibility of Shutting Down David Ortiz for Season

BOSTON –– The Red Sox already had a strict plan for David Ortiz. Before activating him off the disabled list, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine intended to play him every other day. Apparently, Valentine was too optimistic. After Friday's 4-3 win over the Royals, Ortiz complained of lingering pain and was visibly hobbling around the bases despite going 2-for-4 with two RBIs...

Red Sox Live Blog: James Loney Dons Red Sox Colors to Bat Fifth, But David Ortiz to Sit Another Day

1 p.m.: We're coming up on game time here, and the Red Sox have sent a whole bunch of smiling faces down to field level to take photos with fans. James Loney is also on the premises and in Red Sox colors. First pitch is in just a half an hour. 11:30 a.m.: It's been a crazy few days for Red Sox fans, so I thought I'd get you caught up in case you missed any of the action...

Daisuke Matsuzaka: A Worthy Gamble

On Monday, the Boston Red Sox activated Daisuke Matsuzaka and sent David Ortiz to the DL. The recent Dodgers-Red Sox super-trade has cleared the slate of expectations for Boston’s 2013 team, and seems unlike they would be interested in giving Dice-K another go around while their minor leagues brim with newfound pitching talent. And though it is unwise to call the recent trade a...

Red Sox Live Blog: Boston Looks to Build on Fledgling Momentum Behind Aaron Cook

6:40 p.m.: So, sticking with what's happening on the field, David Ortiz will be sticking to the bench on Saturday with a flare-up of his Achilles issues. That means that lineup looks dramatically different for the Red Sox, and missing much of the pop in the middle of the order that Boston has been known for for years. So, with Ortiz and Adrian Gonzalez having vacated the heart...
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