Ortiz scratched from lineup vs. Rays because of bruised right knee

Updated: April 26, 2008, 10:34 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz was scratched from the starting lineup for Saturday night's game against Tampa Bay due to a bruised right knee.

Ortiz was hurt while diving into first base attempting to beat out a double-play grounder in the final inning of Friday's 5-4, 11-inning loss to the Rays.

"I was hoping he wouldn't feel it today," Boston manager Terry Francona said before Boston's 2-1 loss. "We'll give him a little time and let it get better."

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