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David Ortiz expected to go on DL Monday

David Ortiz

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) in the dugout prior to a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)


Bobby Valentine said after Sunday’s game that David Ortiz will likely go back on the disabled list Monday due to continued soreness in his right Achilles’ tendon.

“It’s likely that if he doesn’t have a real miraculous recovery tonight, we’ll have a DL situation tomorrow,” Valentine said in his postgame press conference.

Valentine didn’t rule out Ortiz returning in September even if he goes on the disabled list now. The Red Sox wouldn’t have much reason to bring him back, but Big Papi might want to return rather than finish the season on the DL as he tries to score a multiyear contract in free agency.

Here are Valentine’s comments on the matter: