Monday, March 11, 2013

David Ortiz: You Can Forget About Opening Day

Perplexed Papi
Meeting with reporters on Monday, injured Red Sox DH David Ortiz admitted that he will likely not be ready for Opening Day. Said Oritz, "I knew something wasn't right. It's not anything crazy, thank God. But it's going to take a couple of weeks to get fixed. Opening day was my goal. Right now, opening day seems like it's not the case." Now, the Red Sox must quickly address whether they will fill this massive hole from internal resources our look for a veteran—like Jim Thome or Bobby Abreu—to take Big Papi's place. Given that this injury occurred eight months ago, the Red Sox should be making even longer term plans should Ortiz fail to return at all this year.