May 13, 2009

Ortiz Says Wrist Is Fine

David Ortiz was hit on the left wrist with a pitch in the eighth inning last night -- in the same location where he was injured last year.
I'm all right. A little sore, but it's OK. ... After a little while I was feeling a little bit of tingling, but after a little while it was fine.
He expects to play tonight.

Ortiz also talked about his struggles at the plate, as well as Manny Ramirez's suspension:
This situation [and confused] shocked me. ... This news here, he needs to speak out and let people know what's up, so people understand, because that's another thing that gets people confused. He hasn't said anything.
The Red Sox finally put Kevin Youkilis (bruised and tight left oblique) on the disabled list, retroactive to May 5. He will be eligible to play next Wednesday. Gil Velazquez was called up.

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