FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - David Ortiz canceled a batting practice session because heel pain that has sidelined the Boston Red Sox designated hitter for nine days is still too great for him to play.
MRIs last week revealed inflammation in both heels. The eight-time All-Star is making his way back from a strained right Achilles tendon that limited him to 90 games last season.
Red Sox manager John Farrell on Monday said Oritz is ``not ready for that next phase.'' Initially, Boston thought Ortiz would be able to resume activities in about a week.
Ortiz signed a two-year contract with Boston in December that could be worth $30 million if he has 20 or fewer days on the disabled list this season caused by an Achilles tendon injury.

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Pirates vs. Mariners Pick Can the Seattle Mariners add to the Pittsburgh Pirates’ road struggles when the two meet tonight at 10:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Cain-less Royals visit Cardinals' lair Just when the Royals thought they were returning to full health, perhaps their biggest injury so far this season cropped up.
Thumbnail Mets vs. Nationals Total Pick The Washington Nationals and New York Mets could find themselves struggling to score when they meet up tonight 7:05PM...
Thumbnail Dodgers vs. Brewers Pick The Milwaukee Brewers look to snap a four-game losing streak against the Los Angeles Dodgers when the two meet...
Thumbnail Mets vs. Nationals Pick The Washington Nationals look to continue their success over the New York Mets today when they meet up 7:05PM ET.
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages