Sunday, March 31, 2013

After Opener, David Ortiz Will Head Back To FL

Celtic Fan David Ortiz
While David Ortiz will be in the dugout at The Concrete Bunker On 161st Street on Monday, he will quickly turn tail and head back to his rehab regime in Fort Myers. As part of that program, it's expected that Papi will be able to take part in minor league games in about a week. His Achilles injury—now almost nine months in the past—is still not healed enough for the designated hitter to again take live batting practice (let alone run the bases). The only upside of this story is that the injury has allowed Jackie Bradley, Jr. to be where he should be on Opening Day—starting in left field for the Red Sox.