Boston Red Sox power hitter David Ortiz could begin rehab assignment soon

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 3:44:32 by

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The Boston Red Sox veteran designated hitter David Ortiz is starting his fresh Major League campaign of 15-day disabled list but his hopes are still high as soon as he joins the roster.


“Little weird, but it is what it is, right?” Ortiz said. “Opening Day’s the one time that you want to be good to go, and be ready for the season, definitely. It’s just a weird feeling.”


The Red Sox went without him against the New York Yankees on 2013 Major League Baseball Opening Day at Yankees home-field and hammered them with a humiliating defeat.


“That’s our goal right now, I don’t know, I got to talk to the medical staff, see when they’re going to decide to do that. Feeling good, very good. I’m at the point right now that it’s more stable than what it used to be. That’s good, seems like we’re moving forward,” Ortiz said of his team for the regular season’s coming up big match-ups.


Ortiz is not well to play in the Majors but Red Sox’s team doctors are quite optimistic hopeful regarding their eight-time All-Star superstar.


“I feel really good,” said the Red Sox DH, who begins the season on the disabled list.”I ran hard today out there in front of the doctors and the trainers and it was no problem. I did some sprints, some sharp turning. I’m going to do that a couple of more days, then I’m going to Florida.”


He added. “And, if everything goes well, I will be back with the big team,’ I ran hard today, and I didn’t need to ice or anything, I don’t need to do that anymore.”


Apart from his potential hopes to begin the season within two weeks, this is also important here to mention that earlier in this recent past offseason, he, his agent and the Red Sox had some tough time negotiating over contract extension.


Ortiz also explained in the media about the tough time of those negotiations saying, “It doesn’t upset me, I don’t pay attention to that. In baseball, you’ve got to earn everything. No one ever gets anything for free. They signed me because I earned it, and they know I’m going to be back playing baseball at some point.”


He added, “I did not expect this,’ I did not want this. I do care about a lot of things, but I’ve learned how to put things aside. [The criticism] is one of those things I have to let go. Nobody is more frustrated than me. I want to be playing baseball. That is my life.”


However, with all the doubts of his getting another start for the Red Sox and the fatal injury of his achilles heel he suffered in the last Major League outing, the new season once again gave him another chance to prove himself as one of the best hitters over played in the big league.

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