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David Ortiz won't play vs. Yanks

Updated: August 17, 2012, 7:03 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

NEW YORK -- David Ortiz was pain-free Friday after shutting down for five days, Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said, and Ortiz took batting practice, but Valentine ruled him out of playing this weekend.

"He might run a little and do some things to test it," Valentine said of the strained right Achilles that has now sidelined Ortiz for more than a month (he went on the DL July 17).

The Red Sox are 12-17 in the 29 games that Ortiz has missed. They are averaging almost ...

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