SARASOTA, Fla. -- After a week of inactivity brought about some inflammation in both heels, David Ortiz is nearly ready to begin baseball acitivty again and hopes to take batting practice, starting Monday.
"He feels better and his symptoms have decreased,'' said manager John Farrell of the veteran DH. "The prescribed down days and the medication are having the effect we anticipated.''
Farrell said there was no timetable for Ortiz to begin running drills again.
"He's making positive strides,'' said Farrell.