ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz was not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Texas Rangers because of sore hamstrings.
``I wanted to give him today and let the medical people give him a little care,'' Red Sox manager Terry Francona said. ``Hopefully he'll bounce back and feel good tomorrow. I don't want him to limp for the next couple of weeks because we got greedy trying to get another game here.''
Francona also said Ortiz has had bouts of dehydration in the past week. Boston starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka left Friday's game after five innings because of nausea and dehydration.
The Red Sox have played two doubleheaders in the past 10 days.
``I just think with those doubleheaders that guys were getting sick,'' Francona said. ``A lot of guys got dehydrated, and they're feeling it in their legs. It's not just nausea.''
Boston has won the first games in their series at Texas after losing two of three against the New York Yankees.
Ortiz came into Sunday hitting .316 with nine home runs and 38 RBIs. He was replaced in the lineup by Eric Hinske.

Recent MLB Discussions

Advertisement

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Brewers shoot to spoil 'Zona prospect's debut Arizona fans haven’t had a ton about which to get excited this season. Perhaps Braden Shipley can inject a little optimism in a few short hours.
Thumbnail Reds vs. Giants Free Pick After a losing road trip, will the Giants get back on track with a win tonight against the Reds when they return home for a 10:15PM ET matchup?
Thumbnail Yankees vs. Astros Prediction After sweeping the Angels over the weekend, will the Astros beat the visiting Yankees tonight to win their fifth in a row?
Thumbnail Angels vs. Royals Prediction After being swept by the Astros over the weekend, are the Angels a poor bet to beat the Royals tonight at 8:15PM ET?
Thumbnail Phillies vs. Marlins Picks With the total sitting at 8.5 runs, will the Phillies and Marlins play under the total tonight or go over in their 7:10PM ET matchup?
More inMLB Articles  
Advertisement

MLB Team Pages

Advertisement