Boston, MA (Sports Network) - The Boston Red Sox have placed designated hitter
David Ortiz on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained right Achilles
Ortiz suffered the injury during Monday's 5-1 victory over the White Sox while
stepping on second base after Adrian Gonzalez hit a three-run homer. He has
been placed in a walking boot as a precaution.
The setback comes during another All-Star campaign for the 36-year-old Ortiz,
who leads the American league in on-base plus slugging percentage (1.024) and
is hitting .316 with 23 home runs and 58 RBI in 89 games.
First baseman Mauro Gomez has been recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket and will
serve as Boston's designated hitter for Wednesday's game against the White
Sox. Gomez, an International League All-Star, played eight games over two
stints with Boston this season.
The Sports Network