David Ortiz's return likely delayed

Updated: July 30, 2012, 10:35 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- For the second consecutive day, the Boston Red Sox decided it would be best to cancel David Ortiz's scheduled baseball activities due to soreness in his right heel.

Instead, Ortiz was rehabbing in the pool on Monday afternoon at Fenway Park. He's been on the disabled list with a right Achilles strain since July 18 and is eligible to be activated on Wednesday, which appears to be a long shot at this point.

"I don't know if it was ever a goal," manager Bobby Valentine ...

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