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David Ortiz (sore calf) scratched

Updated: May 29, 2014, 11:22 PM ET
By Kyle Brasseur | Special to ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz was scratched from the starting lineup Thursday night due to soreness in his right calf.

Manager John Farrell said the move was precautionary and was hopeful Ortiz would return Friday.

"[We] just have to manage the condition and the situation he's dealing with," Farrell said before Thursday's 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves.

Ortiz was able to enter Thursday's game as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning. He was intentionally ...

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