David Ortiz
DH BOS
44 minutes ago

Ortiz will get the day off Thursday against the Rays, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ortiz clocked his 30th home run and 100th RBI of the season in Wednesday's loss to Tampa Bay, but he'll be held out of the lineup after starting each of the last six contests. Boston will go with Hanley Ramirez as the DH, while Travis Shaw gets the nod at first base.

David Ortiz
DH BOS
11 hours ago

Ortiz finished 2-for-5, including his 30th home run of the season, in Wednesday night's 4-3 loss to Tampa Bay.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran slugger started things off right away for the Red Sox, sending a two-run shot to right in the first inning, collecting his 100th RBI of the season and extending his hit streak to 11 games. He now sports a stout .322/.412/.637 line, alongside a 171 wRC+.

David Ortiz
DH BOS
4 days ago

Ortiz went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer in a 3-2 victory over the Tigers on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

His back is apparently feeling better. The veteran slugger left Friday's game with some upper back stiffness, but he returned to the lineup Saturday. Ortiz has a seven-game hitting streak and is 5-for-7 with a pair of bombs in this series versus Detroit.

David Ortiz
DH BOS
5 days ago

Ortiz (back) is in the lineup Saturday, batting third against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran slugger exited Friday's tilt with some stiffness in his upper back, but Ortiz is no worse for wear Saturday and he'll be able to reclaim his usual spot in the order. Ortiz is hitting .294 with a .942 OPS in August.

David Ortiz
DH BOS
6 days ago

Ortiz left Friday's game with upper-back stiffness, but manager John Farrell said he expects him to play Saturday, the Boston Herald's Jason Mastrodonato reports.

EDGE Analysis

He went 2-for-3 with a home run, his 28th of the season, before being replaced by Travis Shaw when his back started acting up. It sounds like a minor issue that won't cost Ortiz any more time, but it's worth checking back to make sure he's in Saturday's lineup before deploying him in daily leagues.

David Ortiz
DH BOS
1 week ago

As expected, Ortiz is out of the lineup Thursday against the Tigers, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ortiz was fully expected to get this game off due to it being an early contest, and because lefty Matt Boyd is scheduled to take the hill for Detroit. In his absence, Sandy Leon will serve as the DH, while Hanley Ramirez moves up to the cleanup spot in the batting order.

David Ortiz
DH BOS
1 week ago

Ortiz is expected to receive a day off Thursday, Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ortiz has seen the ball well over the last week, but with the Red Sox playing an early afternoon game Thursday and scheduled to face Tigers left-hander Matt Boyd, manager John Farrell will in all likelihood take the opportunity to get his veteran slugger some rest. The Red Sox's starting lineup for Thursday's contest will ultimately determine whether or not Ortiz gets the day off.

David Ortiz
DH BOS
2 weeks ago

Ortiz (shin) is in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Yankees, Scott Lauber of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

A foul ball off the shin Wednesday provided a very real scare -- Ortiz could not put weight on the leg and required assistance coming off the field -- but X-rays were negative and he won't even end up missing a start. Ortiz is batting .215/.304/.354 since the All-Star break and hasn't gone deep since July 26, but he still ranks first in the AL with a 1.012 OPS for the season.

David Ortiz
DH BOS
2 weeks ago

General manager Dave Dombrowski indicated Wednesday night that Ortiz (shin) has avoided a fracture and is considered day-to-day, Alex Speier of the Boston Globe reports. However, he is expected to miss the team's series finale against the Yankees on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

This is certainly good news, as the Red Sox have avoided a couple major blows after having both Ortiz and Mookie Betts (calf) exit early. The end result of Ortiz's expected absence could be Aaron HIll joining the lineup Thursday, but it shouldn't cost Big Papi too much action.

David Ortiz
DH BOS
2 weeks ago

Ortiz has been taken for X-rays after he fouled a ball off of his shin in the ninth inning of Thursday's game and needed help off the field, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

The team doesn't have the results of the X-ray yet, but will likely update the veteran slugger's status when they do. Boston certainly had a bad Wednesday -- announcing three separate injuries -- but the extent of the losses should be revealed in the next few days. If Ortiz were to miss extended time, Hanley Ramirez may be the top candidate to serve as the designated hitter.