The team is not ruling out their leading hitter returning by the end of the season though.
“We have expectations that he’ll be back depending on how this treatment goes,” manager Bobby Valentine said Monday morning. “The treatment will last a week or so where he won’t be able to play, so we’ll give him the full benefit to 15 days, retroactive to the last time he played (on Friday), and see if we can’t get him back before the end of the season.”
Ortiz will receive an injection on his ailing right Achilles on Monday, and will not travel west with the team following Monday’s game. He is expected to join the club on their nine-game road trip, which begins Tuesday against the Angels "
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