Friday, March 8, 2013

David Ortiz: "I Don't Think I Can Play Like That"

More ominous red flags began fluttering on David Ortiz after Thursday's running regimen. Said the Red Sox DH of playing with his still-healing Achilles, "Like I am right now? I don’t think I can play like that. If it gets better and it doesn’t bother me that much, yes, I’ll probably be able to deal with it. I have to get out of my mind the rushing thing, because that just gets me worse. I have to stick with the plan and try not get it worse." The problem is this "rushing thing" is now coming up on eight months. If Boston cannot rely on 150-plus games of Papi's home run punch in the middle of the order, they are doomed for last place in the AL East.