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Red Sox's David Ortiz leaves game with back spasms

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

David Ortiz wasn't feeling like himself after Thursday's loss in Toronto. (USATSI)
David Ortiz wasn't feeling like himself after Thursday's loss in Toronto. (USATSI)

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During the course of the Red Sox's loss to Marcus Stroman and the Blue Jays on Thursday (TOR 8, BOS 0), Boston DH David Ortiz was forced to exit the game with what was later described as back spasms. Ortiz sustained the injury while checking his swing in the ninth inning. Manager John Farrell characterized Ortiz's status as "day-to-day."

This season, Ortiz is batting a productive .253/.348/.505 (136 OPS+) with 24 homers in 98 games.

Obviously, the injury doesn't sound serious at this juncture, but bear in mind that Ortiz is a 38-year-old DH. As such, his status is worth monitoring.

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