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Valentine: Ortiz feeling 'really good'

BOSTON -- Injured slugger David Ortiz reported to work on Wednesday feeling "really good," according to Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine. That piece of encouraging news came two days after Ortiz received a shot of marcaine for his ailing right Achilles.

Ortiz did some baserunning on the field before Wednesday's game and took batting practice indoors.

The Red Sox are 9-12 in the 21 games Ortiz has missed. There's a chance the DH could return at some point during the four-game series in Cleveland that starts Thursday.

With lefty Matt Harrison pitching for the Rangers on Wednesday, Ryan Lavarnway was Boston's designated hitter. The DH has been a revolving spot since Ortiz went down.

BOSTON -- Injured slugger David Ortiz reported to work on Wednesday feeling "really good," according to Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine. That piece of encouraging news came two days after Ortiz received a shot of marcaine for his ailing right Achilles.

Ortiz did some baserunning on the field before Wednesday's game and took batting practice indoors.

The Red Sox are 9-12 in the 21 games Ortiz has missed. There's a chance the DH could return at some point during the four-game series in Cleveland that starts Thursday.

With lefty Matt Harrison pitching for the Rangers on Wednesday, Ryan Lavarnway was Boston's designated hitter. The DH has been a revolving spot since Ortiz went down.