Bad news for the Sox:
After injuring his left wrist during the Red Sox’ victory over the
Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night, Ortiz learned yesterday he has
tendon sheath damage that will keep him sidelined indefinitely.
According to a source, Ortiz’ wrist will be immobilized for roughly the
next month to determine whether the injury can heal on its own.
The Sox do have depth on their roster. I guess you move Manny to DH, and play Drew, Crisp, and Ellsbury for the time being. But Big Papi is Big Papi. The AL East race just got a whole lot tighter, if that’s possible.