Boston, MA – Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is expected to miss at least one week with an injury to his right Achilles tendon.
"The MRI has shown there's not a tear, he's sore and he's going to get another opinion," said Sox manager Bobby Valentine in Tuesday's pre-game press conference. "I talked with some of the medical staff, they thought the 24-hour wait at least is something that gives you a different opinion sometimes. We'll wait at least the 24 hours and probably into tomorrow maybe until we get a second opinion."
Ortiz suffered the injury during Monday's 5-1 victory over the White Sox while stepping on second base after Adrian Gonzalez hit a three-run homer. He has been placed in a walking boot as a precaution.