Taking it Ortiz-y

After running 120 yards on his recovering achilles David Ortiz has been unable to do so again and he’s unlikely to be ready for the start of the season.

An MRI has shown inflammation in the bone to tendon juncture of both heels and although it’s not directly the troublesome achilles acting up, it’s a bad development for the Red Sox as a healthy Ortiz has shown that, even at the age of 36, he can still be an important offensive piece on the team.

We certainly wish Ortiz well and hope he’s back in the lineup as soon as possible. At the very least any lingering doubts planted by Bobby Valentine about his willingness to play at the end of last season can surely be dismissed.