Manny MRI negative

Manny Ramirez’s MRI on his knee returned negative and was diagnosed with patella tendonitis. There was no structural damage to the area.

“We eliminated some structural stuff that worried us, which is good,” Terry Francona said. The team will not make any roster moves and Ramirez will be listed day-to-day.

In other news, catcher Jason Varitek says he is a week away from playing. But it has not been determined if he will return first in a minor league game or back with the Sox. He remains in Boston to continue his rehab work. The team will re-evaluate his progress next week.

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