Friday, February 20, 2009

Notes From Camp: Ortiz Out Again

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- David Ortiz said his left shoulder felt "better" Friday, but it wasn't good enough to get back on the field at Red Sox camp. Ortiz missed his second straight day after his unfortunate sleeping accident Wednesday night, but he told reporters after Friday's workouts that he planned on giving it a try Saturday.

The prevailing feeling is that Ortiz could have played if this were September, not February, and manager Terry Francona, who always downplays injury concerns, did so again Friday.

"I think tomorrow he'll be fine," Francona said. "His left shoulder ... it's sore, but it's not something that anybody has had concerns about or he needs to go get checked. Keeping him inside, he can get his work done. Today's a quick day anyway, he can get things done inside."

Friday was a quick day because the team participated in the annual charity golf tournament for a local children's hospital.

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