|Boston DH Ortiz out with knee bruise|
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|Sunday, 27 April 2008 05:38|
Ortiz was hurt while diving into first base attempting to beat out a double-play grounder in the final inning of Friday's 5-4, 11-inning loss to Tampa Bay.
``He's sore,'' Red Sox manager Terry Francona said.
Ortiz is undergoing treatment for the injury, which is not considered serious.
Also, right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka, who missed his last start with flulike symptoms, is scheduled to pitch Wednesday. Dice-K threw a 50-pitch bullpen session at Fenway Park on Saturday.
``Try to give him an extra day toward recovery,'' Francona said.
Jon Lester will start Tuesday's opener of a three-game series with Toronto.