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Bad News: Ortiz Out At Least A Month

EDITOR'S NOTE: Drugs broke the news first at OTM. I'm not sure what the Sox are going to do. Obviously, this is a huge loss. If they try to make a trade, every team is going to try to squeeze them for everything the Sox have because they know they are in a bad position. However ... what the Sox could do is move Manny to DH, Ellsbury to left and start Coco in center. We'd be able to keep Coco, see his defense and hopefully get him into a groove so he starts to hit again. We would, without a doubt, have the nastiest outfield in the game - Randy.

According to Tony Massarotti of the Herald , Ortiz will miss at least a month.  But he may need season-ending surgery.

According to a source, Ortiz’ wrist will be immobilized for roughly the next month to determine whether the injury can heal on its own.

 

Massarotti speculates:

Given the current reality concerning Ortiz, the Sox very well might have to explore the trade market for a replacement before the July 31 deadline. Of course, finding a replacement for Ortiz is a virtual impossibility given his place as perhaps the game’s premier run producer and one of its most accomplished clutch hitters.

Let's hope Ortiz is able to return to the Sox line-up this year--and doesn't suffer the fate of Nomar, who was never the same hitter after a serious wrist injury.

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