Found March 09, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
PLAYERS: David Ortiz
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
Entering the offseason, the Boston Red Sox were expecting veteran designated hitter David Ortiz to be healthy for Opening Day. However, his recovery has gone slower than expected, leaving the Red Sox considering potential alternatives, according to Rob Bradford of WEEI.com. Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters that the concerns over Ortiz’s health – specifically surrounding his recovery from a torn Achilles’ tendon – are real. This has led to discussions regarding a ‘Plan B.’ “He’s critically important to our lineup,” Farrell said of Ortiz. “He’s aware of that. I think that’s what adds to his frustration of not being able to get on the field, participate in spring training, and get ready for the regular season. Because we haven’t come to that date where OK, Plan B is now a legitimate one, I know those discussions will take place, but we’re still hopeful that he will be ready [for Opening Day]. But we’ve got to be aware that that may need adjusting.” Farrell said that, at this point, ‘Plan B’ would come from inside the organization and not an outside acquisition. That could of course change if Ortiz’s recovery continues to drag out and Boston’s internal options prove unappealing. 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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