Since his 27-game hitting streak was snapped last Wednesday, David Ortiz has struggled at the plate.
Starting that night against the Twins, Ortiz proceeded to go 1-for-17 over four games, dropping his average more than 80 points (to .333) before manager John Farrell gave him a night off on Sunday. Big Papi went just 1-for-4 in his return to the lineup on Tuesday, but that one hit was a three-run homer that provided Boston’s only offense of the night.
Ortiz revealed Tuesday that he has been hampered by an oblique injury for the better part of a week, leading to his lack of production, but The Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham thinks the slugger is now fully recovered as the Sox continue their nine-game road trip.
See more from Abraham in the video above.