Big Papi starts rehab assignment

Updated: April 12, 2013, 12:47 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz stepped into a batter's box for the first time since Aug. 24 on Thursday.

Ortiz went 2 for 3 with an RBI, run scored and a strikeout to help the Pawtucket Red Sox to a 5-4 win over the Rochester (Twins) Red Wings in the first game of his minor league rehab assignment for an Achilles injury.

"I feel all right," he said. "I felt good running. I got to see some action on the bases and everything was fine."

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