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Ortiz (general soreness) returned to the lineup Thursday after sitting out several days. He served as the designated hitter and went 0-for-3 with an RBI.

Ortiz was shut down for a variety of reasons, including dehydration and flu-like symptoms. He struck out, popped out to short, hit a fielder's choice RBI, but was unconcerned about the rhythm in his swing.

David Ortiz DH BOS 4 Days

Ortiz (general soreness) could get some minor league at-bats Tuesday or Wednesday in advance of returning to game action Thursday, the Boston Globe's Pete Abraham reports.

Ortiz is working his way back from the flu and dehydration, but with him scheduled to get back into game action this week, he appears to be on track to be ready for the start of the season.

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Ortiz (general soreness) may get back into a game Thursday, the Boston Globe reports.

Ortiz is slowly working his way back from the flu and dehydration.

David Ortiz DH BOS 6 Days

Ortiz (general soreness) will remain out of the lineup through the weekend, the Boston Globe reports.

What started as dehydration has morphed into general soreness. Manager John Farrell said "he's dealing with a couple of things."

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Ortiz will be unavailable for the next few days while recovering from a bout with dehydration, Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

Ortiz didn't seem to be overly concerned with the issue, but since he's now 39 years old, the Red Sox will give him a little extra time to recuperate. The designated hitter has appeared in six Grapefruit League games thus far, going 4-for-15 with a homer and four RBI.

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Ortiz (wrist) arrived at spring training Tuesday, the Boston Globe reports. The slugger ended the 2014 season with some discomfort in his wrist, but there was no sign of it Tuesday.

It was a slimmer Ortiz who entered JetBlue Park in Fort Myers. He took batting practice following his physical and looked every bit the team's leader, joining newcomers Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval in what the three refer to as "Tres Amigos." There will be no talk of Ortiz' contract this spring -- the club holds options for the next two seasons that become guaranteed should he make at least 425 plate appearances.

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Ortiz will receive treatment on his left wrist in the offseason but shouldn't require surgery, Sean McAdam of CSN New England reports.

Ortiz's numbers saw a great decline in 2014 from previous seasons, dropping from a .309/.395/.564 batting line in 2013 to .263/.355/.517 this season, perhaps his first sign of aging. The 38-year-old has been a mainstay in the middle of the Red Sox's order since 2003. Ortiz is a free agent in the offseason, but may receive smaller offers in the offseason that the $15 million he made in 2014.

David Ortiz DH BOS 6 Months

Ortiz (wrist) is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees, according to Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe.

Ortiz will miss his fifth straight game Sunday as the season comes to a close. He hit just .263 this year, but his 35 home runs were his most in a season since 2007. Yoenis Cespedes will serve as the DH again Sunday in Ortiz's place.

David Ortiz DH BOS 6 Months

Ortiz (wrist) is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Yankees.

Ortiz will sit out for the fourth straight game, and he will have just one more chance to start this season. Yoenis Cespedes will serve as the designated hitter for the Red Sox on Saturday.

David Ortiz DH BOS 6 Months

Ortiz (wrist) remains out of the lineup Friday against the Yankees, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

The 38-year-old may very well have played his final game of 2014, though the team hasn't officially shut him down. Ortiz is dealing with inflammation in his wrist and the team will take all the necessary precautions, sine he said it feels similar to how he felt when he suffered a ligament tear in 2008.