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David Ortiz still in pain, unsure if he'll land on DL

By Eric Kay | CBSSports.com Staff
David Ortiz had an MRI on his heel Tuesday. (Getty Images)

Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz said Tuesday that he's still "in a lot of pain," from his injured heel, he told Enrique Rojas of ESPNdeportesLosAngeles.com.

"They already did the MRI, and the doctors will give me the results this afternoon," Ortiz said, according to the report. "I don't have anything broken, but I'm in a lot of pain, and the heel is swollen."

The Boston Herald's Scott Lauber tweets the MRI showed no damage to his Achilles tendon, but a timetable for his return is still uncertain.

The Red Sox have put 21 players on the disabled list this season for a total of 24 DL stints. Ortiz said he hopes he doesn't have to go on the disabled list, but doesn't know yet if he will.

Ortiz has been the lone constant for the Red Sox this season and was the team's only All-Star. He's hitting .316/.414/.609 with 23 home runs and 58 RBI in 89 games. He hurt his heel running the bases on Adrian Gonzalez's home run in the team's 3-1 victory over the White Sox on Monday.

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