Ross feels fine after twisting knee

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Ross feels fine after twisting knee

BOSTON -- Cody Ross was removed from Saturday night's game in the 10th inning after he twisted his knee, and was replaced with Che-Hsuan Lin.

Ross said that he injured the knee about a month ago sliding into second base. But he never said anything then because the pain just went away.

He believes this will be a similar injury, and insists it's not a big deal.

"I slid and just kind of tweaked my knee," said Ross after Saturday's loss. "It's fine though. Bobby took me out for precautionary reasons, and I came in, iced it, and it's fine."

Ortiz quells comeback speculation: 'My playing time has expired'

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Ortiz quells comeback speculation: 'My playing time has expired'

Forget that cryptic Tweet to the Globe. David Ortiz isn't walking through that door, fans. At least not as a player.

"My playing time has already expired," Ortiz told ESPN Deportes. "Baseball is not something that you wake up today and you say, 'I'll play tomorrow.' Baseball is something that carries a lot of sacrifice, a lot of preparation, and there is a reason why we train the entire year to play it, practice every day, especially during the season, because it is a sport of consistency."

No one really thought he was contemplating a comeback, but last week he Tweeted this . . .

. . . and that raised hopes that he'd changed his mind.

Not so.