It’s been a long and arduous wait for David Ortiz, whose troublesome right Achilles has kept him out of 25 straight games since he first injured his heel July 16.

Heading into the Cleveland series, it seemed as though Ortiz — who has been taking batting practice regularly — would be back in his usual spot in the lineup by the time Boston left Ohio. But Big Papi encountered a bit of trouble running during his recent workouts, as the area around the injured tendon has been too sore for him to move the way he wants to.

Check out Jenny Dell‘s report on what Bobby Valentine and the Red Sox expect to see out of Ortiz before he returns in the video above from Red Sox First Pitch.