Tuesday, August 26, 2014
David Ortiz (foot) out of lineup again
By Mark Polishuk, Special to ESPNBoston.com
TORONTO -- David Ortiz's injured right foot will keep him out of the Red Sox lineup for a second straight game Tuesday.
Manager John Farrell said the foot has "improved, but he still needs another day."
Ortiz fouled a ball off his foot during Sunday's game against the Mariners, an injury that eventually forced him from the game and kept him out of Monday night's win over the Blue Jays.
Farrell said that whether Ortiz would be able to take batting practice wouldn't be a factor as to whether Ortiz would be available as a pinch hitter.
"After he reported to the ballpark yesterday he felt it was likely going to be two days and hopefully he's back in the lineup for us tomorrow," Farrell said.
Mike Napoli will fill Ortiz's usual DH role, while Allen Craig will be back at first base, as he was Monday.
Here’s the full lineup:
1. Brock Holt, SS
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. Yoenis Cespedes, LF
4. Mike Napoli, DH
5. Daniel Nava, RF
6. Allen Craig, 1B
7. Will Middlebrooks, 3B
8. Mookie Betts, CF
9. Christian Vazquez, C
SP -- Rubby De La Rosa, RHP
Information from Toronto-based contributor Mark Polishuk was used in this report.