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David Ortiz out indefinitely

Updated: August 17, 2011, 3:42 AM ET
ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz will be out indefinitely because of bursitis in his right heel that has forced his foot into a walking boot.

Manager Terry Francona said after Boston's 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday afternoon that Ortiz was being checked out at the hospital.

Ortiz was scratched just before the game, with Jed Lowrie inserted as DH. The original reason given for his exit from the lineup was illness, but Francona said that was a result ...

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