Red Sox manager Terry Francona tonight downplayed the fuss over David Ortiz saying he would get his vision checked. He said Ortiz would get his eyes, which have experienced some dryness, checked on Monday.
“First of all, I should have never not played him because he gets talkative when he doesn’t play,” Francona said. “If somebody says something to a trainer, rather than hand him some Visine, we’ve got great people around, might as well get what works best. And the fact that he’s getting it done Monday should tell you right now . . . this wasn’t a really big deal on my radar.”