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David Ortiz Injures Achilles, Will Undergo MRI


According to Matt Snyder of CBS Sports, David Ortiz is scheduled for an MRI today to determine the extent of injury to his Achilles tendon.  He was injured while running the bases Monday night after an Adrian Gonzalez home run.  He talked to reporters after the game and clearly wasn’t happy.

"“This [expletive] team is cursed!”"

While Achilles injuries are always concerning, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine doesn’t seem too worried.

He doesn’t think the injury is that serious and only expects Ortiz to miss a few days.  However, until the extent of the injury is known, no one can know for sure how long Ortiz – one of the Red Sox most productive hitters – will be out.

Ortiz is hitting .316/.414/.609 this year with 24 home runs.  He was an All-Star for the eighth time in his career.  He has the highest OPS in the league right now, and his power will be missed in the Red Sox lineup.

Boston just got Carl Crawford back last night and got Jacoby Ellsbury back last Friday.  As things seemed like they were finally coming together, Ortiz’s injury was another piece of bad news the team didn’t need.  Boston is two games over .500 and sits just one game back of the final Wild Card spot in the American League.  They are not out of the postseason hunt by any stretch, but a loss of Ortiz for an extended period of time could hurt their chances.

Despite Ortiz’s claim that the team is cursed, Red Sox fans have to be relatively happy the team is in the position it is after such a rocky start to the year and the continuation of last year’s drama.  Bobby Valentine has been anything but a calming force for this team, but they are playing better now than they were earlier in the year.

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