Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Daniel Nava Will DH Tonight In Place Of Ortiz

Nava To Sub For Papi At DH
The Red Sox line-up for tonight includes Daniel Nava in the Designated Hitter spot—in place of the injured David Ortiz. Nava could spell Papi in the short-term, but any longer stint would likely trigger a call-up of Ryan Lavarnway as a more stable alternative. Reports have surfaced that an MRI on Ortiz showed no rupture or tear in his Achilles tendon. Nevertheless, it's still unclear at this hour how long he will be sidelined.