Gordon Edes, Twitter:
Ortiz said he didn't hear a pop. "I think I'll be all right," he said, but was pretty grim-faced as he left.SoSH: Bobby Valentine said that Ortiz has an Achilles injury and would miss several days. Ortiz was not using crutches.
Last August Ortiz missed nine games with bursitis in the same (right) heel. Have a suspicion this is related
He wasn't sure if it was going to get out, so he was going to score. It went out, he went to slow down, and pop. It's that Achilles. You know he's had the heel, where the Achilles attaches in the back of the heel. I guess he's had it in the past. ... David's a little upset and a little sore, but it doesn't look like he pulled anything or tore anything. It's probably going to be some days, though. ... We're not going to lose him for long, it doesn't look like. We've been playing short all year; no need to start anything new now. We're prepared for it. We're battle-ready.