Ortiz (foot) leaves game, deemed day-to-day

Ortiz (foot) leaves game, deemed day-to-day
August 24, 2014, 7:00 pm
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BOSTON -- David Ortiz has been deemed day-to-day after fouling a ball off of his right foot in Sunday's 8-6 loss to the Mariners. 

The injury occurred in the bottom of the fourth inning against Seattle's righty reliever Dominic Leone. Ortiz crumpled to the ground immediately and spent a few moments down before getting to his feet and finishing the at-bat. Eventually he struck out, walked back to the dugout slowly, and fired his bat down the dugout steps before following after. 
 
Ortiz took his next at-bat in the sixth inning and hit a ball about 380 feet to the wall in right field, but he didn't get beyond first base. At that point, Red Sox manager John Farrell replaced Ortiz with Kelly Johnson as a pinch-runner. The injury was later announced by the team as a foot contusion.

“He’s day-to-day," said Red Sox manager John Farrell. "The foul ball off the foot obviously after he hits a ball off the wall in right and can only get to first base. It’s a contusion. The fluoroscan at this point proved negative. No fractures of any kind based on that test. We’ll check him once we get to the ballpark tomorrow and obviously throughout the night tonight."

If Ortiz remains out of the lineup for any extended period of time, it would mean the Red Sox -- who are in the middle of an eight-game losing streak -- would be without their hottest bat. Ortiz is hitting .344 over the last month and has a ridiculous .647 average over the last eight days after going 1-for-3 on Sunday.