Boston puts David Ortiz on disabled list for Achilles
David Ortiz doesn't want his season — and possibly his Red Sox career — to end on the disabled list. The Red Sox placed Ortiz...
BOSTON — David Ortiz doesn't want his season — and possibly his Red Sox career — to end on the disabled list.
The Red Sox placed Ortiz back on the 15-day disabled list Monday due to lingering problems with a strained right Achilles, but the DH said he hopes to play again this season.
Speaking to reporters in Boston's dugout about 45 minutes before the club's game against Kansas City, Ortiz expressed his desire to return this season — and beyond.
The 36-year old Ortiz said he'll have an injection in the next day or so and hopes to return in September. He will become a free agent at the end of the season.
"We'll see how it goes the next couple of weeks," he said. "If I feel good I can go out and play. ... Oh man, no question (I want that)."
Ortiz, who at times this season has expressed disappointment of not having a multiyear deal, said he'd like to come back in 2013.
"For years, I always keep telling everyone I want to be part of this organization," he said. "This is what I know. I know we've had a lot of injuries this year. I know how hard it's been (this year)."
But he also understands that playing in this market can weigh on players.
"That happens. Not everybody is able to deal with the game here," he said. "It can be super-hard dealing with the other distractions. Some people can deal with it, some people can't."
Tulowitzki could return soon
The Colorado Rockies are hoping to have Troy Tulowitzki back in the lineup for the final month of the season.
Not for a late-season playoff push — way too late for that — but simply for peace of mind.
Tulowitzki has been sidelined since late May with a groin ailment that eventually required surgery. The team wants him back on the field so he's not thinking about the injury all offseason.
There's also this: Rockies manager Jim Tracy hopes Tulowitzki can start building chemistry with infielder Josh Rutledge, who's recently been hampered by a sore left quadriceps injury and has only played sparingly.
"It's much more important that we get them involved in Major League Baseball game situations so, fingers crossed, we get a chance see them play together," Tracy said
• Cleveland right-hander Roberto Hernandez left his start against Oakland in the third inning with a sprained right ankle.
The pitcher formerly known as Fausto Carmona was making his third start for Cleveland since being reinstated from a three-week suspension for using the assumed name.
• Mark Teixeira left the New York Yankees' game against Toronto with a strained left calf.
Teixeira came up hobbling after grounding a ball foul in the fourth inning Monday night. He was checked by a trainer and manager Joe Girardi, but initially stayed in the game.
• The Yankees reacquired outfielder Steve Pearce in a trade with Houston, giving them another right-handed bat on the bench for the stretch drive. The Yankees sent cash to the last-place Astros for Pearce.
• The Chicago Cubs have acquired catcher Anthony Recker from Oakland in exchange for catcher and first baseman Blake Lalli.
• White Sox right-hander Gavin Floyd had a MRI on his right elbow. Manager Robin Ventura said no damage was found, but Floyd was scratched from Friday's start against Detroit in favor of Jake Peavy, who was scheduled to pitch Wednesday.