Ortiz exits in 7th with sore left heel

May, 11, 2012
BOSTON -- Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz left Friday night’s game against the Cleveland Indians in the seventh inning with left heel soreness.

Ortiz was 1-for-3 at the time. He walked and scored in the first and had an infield single in the fifth. In beating out the hit at first base he appeared to land a bit awkwardly. Darnell McDonald pinch-hit for Ortiz in the seventh.

UPDATE: After the game, Bobby Valentine provided all he knew of the injury.

"David got that infield hit and, I haven't gotten the complete word, it seemed when he strided at the bag he may have bruised his heel," the manager said. "That's what they reported to me. Bruised heel, couldn't go, so that's how I think he did it."

Ortiz was not in the Red Sox clubhouse after the game.

It was all part of an interesting day for Ortiz, who was uninjured in a minor car accident a block from Fenway Park on Friday afternoon.



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