David Ortiz will travel to New York with the Red Sox to continue the care he's receiving on his heel. He's expected to return to Fort Myers after that with an eye on getting live at-bats in games "the week of April 8," manager John Farrell said. "That's the general time frame right now."

Stephen Drew will not travel with the Red Sox to New York because he might be even closer to getting into extended-spring-training games than Ortiz is. Drew has participated fully in baseball activities on the field this week, and his appearance in a game is "getting closer," Farrell said.

The last step for Drew will be clearing the concussion protocol laid out by Major League Baseball.