BOSTON (AP) -David Ortiz has been playing with a torn meniscus in his right knee since last summer, the Red Sox slugger revealed Thursday night.
Speaking to reporters after Boston returned from the All-Star break to beat Toronto 7-4, Ortiz said he hurt his knee during batting practice at Yankee Stadium. Ortiz said he twisted his leg to field a bunt and his knee turned but his spike got caught in the netting that protects the grass in front of home plate, probably during the series against the Yankees June 6-8.
Ortiz said he hasn't needed surgery because the knee is free of inflammation.
The Red Sox designated hitter, who had 54 homers and 137 RBIs in 2006, has 14 homers and 54 RBIs so far this season.

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