David Ortiz Day-To-Day With Back Pain After Leaving Game In 9th Inning

July 24, 2014 8:06 PM
David Ortiz Day-To-Day With Back Pain After Leaving Game In 9th Inning
" BOSTON (CBS) — How could a Red Sox season go from bad to worse in a hurry? An injury to the most productive hitter might do the trick.

That’s a fear for the Red Sox after David Ortiz left in the middle of his at-bat in the ninth inning on Thursday afternoon.

The designated hitter showed obvious discomfort after taking a half-swing on a Rob Rasmussen pitch. Ortiz grabbed at his back, which drew a visit from the trainer, and with the game well out of reach at 8-0, Ortiz left the game.

After the loss, Ortiz said he first felt pain on Wednesday.

“In my last at-bat [Wednesday], I kind of felt like a little pop or something in my upper back,” Ortiz said. “Felt a little discomfort "

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