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Ailing David Ortiz gets injection

Updated: August 7, 2012, 12:06 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz received an injection Monday afternoon to help alleviate the pain and swelling of his right Achilles strain.

"I don't feel my foot right now and that means I feel good," Ortiz said after Boston's 9-2 win over the Texas Rangers on Monday night at Fenway Park. "It's going to be there for 6 to 8 hours, but it's supposed to get things better. I guess I have to give it a couple of days to see what the reaction is going to be like and go ...

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