TSN TV Schedule TSN2 TV Schedule
MLB

Injured Red Sox DH Ortiz says heels 'feel more stable'

{eot}
Associated Press
4/1/2013 12:53:20 PM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

NEW YORK -- Boston designated hitter David Ortiz said he is making progress in his recovery from soreness in both heels and he hopes to play in minor league or extended spring training games next week.

Ortiz is on the 15-day disabled list, but he was in New York with the Red Sox on Monday for opening day against the Yankees. He is set to go back to the club's complex in Fort Myers, Fla., to continue his rehabilitation Thursday.

"Feeling good, very good. I'm at the point right now that it's more stable than what it used to be," Ortiz said. "That's good, seems like we're moving forward."

Ortiz has been sidelined nearly all spring with heel inflammation after missing much of the second half of last season with a right Achilles tendon injury.

Boston will be fielding an opening-day lineup without Ortiz at designated hitter for the first time since 2004.

"Opening day's the one time that you want to be good to go, and be ready for the season, definitely. It's just a weird feeling," he said.

Also, manager John Farrell said the team is going through the process of filing the paperwork necessary to get infielder Stephen Drew off the seven-day concussion list and back onto the field.

Farrell said Drew is feeling well enough to play, but he can't until the team gets approval from Major League Baseball.

David Ortiz (Photo: J. Meric/Getty Images)

zoom

(Photo: J. Meric/Getty Images)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story



  • [1] Felix Hernandez, SP, Seattle Mariners
  • [2] Mike Trout, CF, L.A. Angels of Anaheim
  • [3] Andrew McCutchen, CF, Pittsburgh
  • Top 200 - updated July 21
Baseball Canada

Keep up with the latest on Canada's national programs from the governing body for amateur baseball in Canada.


Baseball Canada Website

Podcasts

TSN 1050: Blue Lunch: July 9 - John McDonald

LA Angels infielder, John McDonald joined Blue Lunch to discuss his career from the time he left Toronto to the present.

TSN 1050: Late Night Game Night: Scott MacArthur - June 3rd

TSN 1050 Blue Jays Analyst Scott MacArthur joined Gareth Wheeler to recap the Blue Jays 5-3 win over the Detroit Tigers along with more Jays talk.

TSN 1050: The Baseball Podcast: May 28 - Episode 6

Scott MacArthur's sixth episode of The Baseball Podcast.


More Podcasts

© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television