David Ortiz

David Ortiz likely to sit out remaining games

Rob Bradford
September 25, 2014 - 4:19 pm
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With three games to play -- and little on the line -- the Red Sox are playing it safe. Mike Napoli (toe, finger, back) and Brock Holt (concussion) are, according to Red Sox manger John Farrell, not likely to see game action the rest of the way. And now David Ortiz figures to be joining the duo on the sidelines for the remainder of the season. The designated hitter has felt soreness in his left wrist after aggravating it during Tuesday night's game. And with it being the same wrist he missed 45 games in '08 because of having partially torn a tendon sheath, the Sox and their designated hitter aren't taking any chances. After the Red Sox' 11-1 win over Tampa Bay, Ortiz suggested he had played his last game this season. "I'€™m not feeling like '€¦ My hand is just not what I would like it to be," Ortiz said. "The doctor already told me the other day, let'€™s take it day by day, but what you'€™ve got will probably take one or two weeks to go back to normal, and that was two days ago." As for the similarities between this sensation and the one he endured in '08, Ortiz noted there were enough to allow for a conservative approach. "The doctor said I just need to rest so I can get some of that inflammation out of there. But it'€™s not anything crazy," he noted. "From what I heard it'€™s not something I'€™m super concerned about." When comparing this ailment to the one six seasons ago, Ortiz added, "It'€™s different. I think what happened to me now, it happened to me in '€™08 and I never really paid attention to it and all of a sudden my tendon just snapped back then. I'€™ve been sore the last couple of weeks but it wasn'€™t really bothering me to swing the bat until the other night and that'€™s when I started getting concerned about it. ... I'€™m not as stupid as I used to be. I'€™m older to understand things better now." Ortiz is currently sitting at 35 home runs with an .873 OPS, ninth best in the American League.