David Ortiz DH BOS 1 Hr

David Ortiz is day-to-day with spasms in his upper middle back.

Ortiz left Thursday's game against the Blue Jays in the ninth inning after tweaking his back on a swing. However, it doesn't sound like a major concern.

David Ortiz DH BOS 2 Hrs

David Ortiz left Thursday's game against the Blue Jays with an apparent back injury.

Ortiz took a hard check-swing in the ninth inning and immediately grabbed his lower back. The Red Sox should provide a status update shortly on the veteran DH.

David Ortiz DH BOS 17 Hrs

David Ortiz hit a three-run homer Wednesday off R.A. Dickey in the loss to the Jays.

That's four homers in three days for Ortiz. He's now tied for fourth in the AL with 24 homers and tied for fifth with 72 RBI.

David Ortiz DH BOS 2 Days

David Ortiz hit another home run, finishing 2-for-5 overall in a loss to the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

Ortiz blasted a pair of home runs in Monday's rout of the Jays, but the rest of the lineup wasn't able to support pitcher Jake Peavy. Ortiz went yard in the eighth inning, a solo shot off of Dustin McGowan. The veteran DH continues to be productive, now with 23 home runs, 69 RBI, and a .253/.349/.500 slash line.

David Ortiz DH BOS 3 Days

David Ortiz slammed a pair of two-run homers off Brad Mills in the Red Sox's 14-1 drubbing of the Blue Jays on Monday.

The Red Sox opened the game dead last in the AL in runs, but at least temporarily moved up to 10th in the rout. It was Ortiz's third two-homer game of the year, the other two coming back-to-back against the Twins on May 13-14. He's struggled to hit for average lately, but he has 11 extra-base hits, 16 RBI and a 3/9 K/BB ratio in 15 games this month.

David Ortiz DH BOS 13 Days

David Ortiz had a three-run double in Friday's win over the Astros.

Ortiz only had one hit in five at-bats Friday, but he made it count with his bases-clearing double in the sixth, which capped a five-run rally for Boston. The veteran slugger has knocked in six runs over his past three games and is tied for 10th in the AL with 61 RBI.

David Ortiz DH BOS 18 Days

David Ortiz finished 4-for-5 with two RBI in Sunday's loss to the Orioles.

Ortiz had three singles and a double on the day, collecting RBI singles in the sixth and seventh innings. He's 7-for-12 with four doubles and three RBI in his last three games, raising his overall line to .261/.361/.494.

David Ortiz DH BOS 19 Days

David Ortiz is not in the Red Sox starting lineup for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Orioles.

The veteran slugger will take a seat with A.J. Pierzynski serving as the DH against opposing hurler Miguel Gonzalez. Ortiz will undoubtedly be back in his customary cleanup spot in the lineup against Ubaldo Jimenez in the nightcap.

David Ortiz DH BOS 25 Days

David Ortiz blasted a three-run homer off Chase Whitley on Sunday, powering the Red Sox to an 8-5 victory over the Yankees in New York.

The third inning blast off Chase Whitley was his lone hit in five at-bats on the night, but provided the biggest blow in the ballgame. The 38-year-old slugger continues to post impressive power numbers, hitting .246/.346/.478 with 19 homers and 52 RBI on the year.

David Ortiz DH BOS 29 Days

David Ortiz went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's win over the Indians.

Ortiz finished with three RBI. Big Papi hasn't been the offensive menace of years past in 2014, but it's hard to argue with a 38-year-old putting up a .256/.357/.484 slash line with 18 homers (fifth in the American League). Ortiz is on pace for 37 homers and 100 RBI, numbers no owner would have turned down in the spring.