Red Sox DH David Ortiz was not available for Saturday night’s game against Kansas City and may be going back on the disabled list with a strained right Achilles tendon.
“It’s definitely going to need some time,” he told the Globe. “The way things are now, I can’t play on it.”
Ortiz then met with GM Ben Cherington, manager Bobby Valentine and head athletic trainer Rick Jameyson.
Prior to the game, Valentine said that the medical staff had told all involved that Ortiz was not in any more danger of rupturing his Achilles then he would be normally. But that doesn’t mean Ortiz is able to play.
After missing 35 games, he returned to the lineup on Friday and had two hits. But Ortiz has trouble running and afterward said that his foot was sore. Now he’ll get more time off, perhaps the rest of the season.
• Cody Ross twisted his right knee sliding, which is why he left the game after the 9th inning. It was just precautionary, Ross said, and he expects to play on Sunday.
• Valentine on Alfredo Aceves being suspended: “I’m a little disappointed. You’ve just got to know the difference between right and wrong. That’s all we ask.”
Several players were surprised that Aceves reacted like he did given how much he was used the previous night and the fact that Andrew Bailey is an All-Star closer who lost the job only because of injury.
• The 20 hits for the Sox were a season high. And they still lost. Since 1919, it’s the seventh time they have had that many hits and lost, the first time since 1981.
Thanks to everybody for reading today. Busy day at the park.