McAdam: Ortiz to be shut down for next 5-7 days
Well opening day is three weeks from tomorrow and it is looking less and less likely that David Ortiz start the year on the field the good the MR -- he had yesterday. Revealed some inflammation on a -- part of both heels but there is no issue with that killing the bad. Ortiz is going to be shut down completely for the next five to seven days according to. Manager John Ferrell or -- Had issues of both feels but the last seems to be worse yet get to appear to spring training game this season. He was not baseball activities but continued soreness in his right -- to be precautionary MRIs. Herald saying earlier in camp that Ortiz wouldn't need much time but he would need at least season. -- play action. So the possibility is seen being in uniform at Yankee Stadium on April 1 is in serious jeopardy. For more on the situation we use our inside access to -- got to Florida and check in with CS NNE dot com. Red Sox in batters on it yet but talk first of all you weren't there -- -- -- talking about the injury what is the severity of the -- from what you understand and what if any are the chances that Ortiz is going to be there for a well. Oh sure highlighted. A -- you're looking for are literally. Of the -- here whether it is -- fact that he's a pretty easily and it is not. Standards here that did not -- injury. Or any sort of at bats in that area. But ultimately the fact that period inflammation in both he'll. And it's -- Fourteen debate all activity of the he would have to wrap up run the statement and get back in the game. Ultimately. It still -- finding them and frustrating him -- am correct. That's for the likelihood of opening day I think he stepped up math. If you're talking about shutting him down for about a week. And figuring that at minimum you would need bulky build back up and get into the base running drills and then gets cleared then you're down and just the. -- we caught the game in Florida and that wouldn't seem to be enough all the long -- -- have been holding out the possibility. And saying it's still early but. After the results of the MRI on Sunday. It was clear that he was starting to accept the inevitable that it he'll go India stadium without it irk me. Art so let's assume that our -- is it in the lineup on opening day who wouldn't this Sox go. Well there's nobody here and got to replace -- about I don't know yet -- -- -- in late July last year -- there's only about a handful of -- that game that can -- that. Problem but they have to have someone do you agencies that they could go one -- two ways. -- -- -- Abu Dhabi golf and of that DH spot you've got a great outfielder to begin with -- primarily an offensive player that he could take some of those that. Particularly -- left handed pitching which does very well again. The other way they did go with the perhaps have a ride in the partly for the club that he's. Until now that's a part of it was probably got been out there off and and Bob LaMont didn't gamble but I think it was option remaining well -- -- -- it. The pocket to -- But in the last year or so -- -- -- -- with -- availability. They've gone below market rate or eight power or that about an option that.
Sean McAdam phones into SportsNet Central to discuss David Ortiz's injury and the possibility of him missing opening day.