Big Loss for Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) _ The Boston Red Sox placed designated hitter David
Ortiz on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right Achilles
tendon before Wednesday night’s game against the Chicago White Sox.
Manager Bobby Valentine said a second opinion concurred with the
team’s original report. Ortiz was injured rounding second base in
Monday night’s win.

Valentine said it would be a week to 10 days before Ortiz
resumes playing, so the team elected to put him on the DL.
Ortiz has 23 homers and 58 RBI, and is currently on an 11-game
hitting streak. He also has at least a hit and a walk in 10
straight games, breaking Ted Williams’ club record set in 1950.
To fill his spot on the roster, Boston recalled Mauro Gomez from
Triple-A Pawtucket.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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