David Ortiz limps off the field after fouling a ball off his shin

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David Ortiz had to be helped off the field in the ninth inning of last night’s loss to the Yankees when he fouled a ball off his right shin.

Ortiz underwent X-rays after the game at Fenway Park. They were negative. After the game Dave Dombrowski said Ortiz was doing much better and that he was walking around. He’s likely going to miss this evening’s game, but Dombrowski said it’s unlikely he’d miss more than that.

After a first half in which Ortiz put up MVP numbers, he’s been in a deep funk lately, hitting only .125 with only one extra base hit in the month of August. He hasn’t hit a homer since July 26. Now this.

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