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As far as David
Ortiz and Pawtucket Red Sox manager Gary DiSarcina are concerned,
that’s where the Boston designated hitter should be Friday night when
the team begins a homestand against Kansas City.
“My idea [during this rehab assignment] was to
put the ball in play so I could run and see how it felt,” Ortiz said
Thursday of his injured right Achilles’ tendon, after Pawtucket was
belted, 14-5, by Lehigh Valley. “I got the chance to taste that. It
“I think I’ll go back to the big team [Friday]
and try to keep it compact. I’m old enough to know to keep it compact.
But my main key was to make sure my foot was fine.”
Red Sox manager John Farrell also believes Ortiz will be back on Friday, too.
“All things are pointing to his returning
tomorrow when we get off this trip,’’ Farrell said before the Sox played
the Indians at Cleveland. “To have his presence in the middle of the
order certainly speaks for itself for the number of years and success
he’s had. We certainly look forward to seeing him in the clubhouse
Globe: David Ortiz homers in rehab assignment finale
After the Red Sox finished their sweep of the Indians and added to their six-game winning streak, they are about to get a whole lot stronger as David Ortiz is set to rejoin the club.
There will unlikely be a game tonight, given this horrendous lockdown situation in Boston.
Be safe everyone.
Rest of the links - Globe: Red Sox homecoming will aid the healing | Globe: Allen Webster waits for big break with Red Sox | Herald: Sox now ready to hit home | Herald: Big Papi, bigger night | Herald: Jon Lester, Sox up in arms | Herald: Very meaningful Boston homecoming for Sox | CSNNE.com: The 'pen is mightier than . . . well, anything