John Farrell: David Ortiz Scratched As Precaution, Will Likely Return Friday (Video)


The Boston Red Sox will look to extend their winning streak to four games without the services of David Ortiz.

The designated hitter was scratched from the lineup Thursday night due to soreness in his right calf. John Farrell announced the move before the game against the Atlanta Braves, but he emphasized that it was done as a precaution.

Farrell expects Ortiz to be ready to go for Friday when Boston takes on the Tampa Bay Rays.

Aetna Strikeouts for A Cause

For every strikeout by a Red Sox pitcher at Fenway Park in June, Aetna will donate $250 to Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. Through June 25, the donation mark stands at $30,000.

Through their continued efforts in the local community, Aetna is helping to build a healthier world -- one city and one strikeout at a time.

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