- Gordon Edes, ESPN Staff Writer
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SARASOTA, Fla. -- Red Sox DH David Ortiz returned to the Dominican Republic on Wednesday to attend to a personal matter, manager John Farrell said before the game here. Ortiz is expected to return on Friday, Farrell said.
To date, Ortiz has seen limited activity. He has taken batting practice, hits in the cage, and ground balls, in addition to following a prescribed course of agility drills, but has yet to be cleared to run the bases.