David Ortiz shut down 5-7 days

Updated: March 11, 2013, 9:07 AM ET
By Chris Girandolla | Special to ESPNBoston.com

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz will be shut down 5-7 days after an MRI on both heels revealed inflammation in the bony area of his right heel, manager John Farrell said Sunday afternoon.

Farrell suggested it is unlikely Ortiz will be ready for the start of the season.

The Red Sox had sent Ortiz to be examined on Saturday after Ortiz complained of soreness in both heels, particularly the right one, which he hurt last July. Ortiz ...

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