Good report out of Florida on Red Sox's Ortiz

Good report out of Florida on Red Sox's Ortiz
April 9, 2013, 12:45 am
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Their home opener win over the Orioles wasn’t the only good news for the Red Sox on Monday.

Designated hitter David Ortiz, working his way back from a tendon issue in his right heel that caused him to miss most of spring training, played in a simulated game in Fort Myers, Fla., on Monday. He went 2-for-4 and was described as looking healthy while running the bases, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell.

"We’re hopeful [for] three days of action in Fort Myers before he would go out from there, provided there are no setbacks," Farrell said, as reported by

Ortiz then could move on to a rehab assignment at Triple-A Pawtucket.

*Ex-Oriole update: Former O’s first baseman Mark Reynolds is off to a strong start with the Indians. Through six games, he’s batting .292, with four home runs and eight RBIs. Yes, in typical Reynoldsian fashion, he has more strikeouts (seven) than games played, but he’s third on the team in strikeouts.