Barring any setbacks, David Ortiz has put concerns about his injured heels in the rear-view mirror. The mission now for Ortiz is to make up the at-bats he didn’t get during spring training.

He’ll start getting those at-bats on Thursday at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket. His presence will be one of the highlights of a home opener that also will feature the PawSox receiving their Governors’ Cup championship rings in a ceremony expected to start around 6:30 p.m.

After getting at-bats in three games at the Red Sox spring-training complex in Fort Myers, Fla., Ortiz will be assigned to Triple-A Pawtucket for the next week or so. He’ll probably get 20 to 30 at-bats — somewhere between a week and 10 days’ worth — though the exact number of games he plays and at-bats he gets will be up to him.

“We’ll talk to him each day after he plays and see how he’s feeling,” general manager Ben Cherington said. “He knows his swing. At this point, it’s about at-bats and timing and feeling good at the plate. He knows where he is better than any of us do.”

Ortiz missed all of spring training with soreness in his heels related to the Achilles’ tendon injury that cut short last season after just 90 games. He was hitting .318 with a .415 on-base percentage and .611 slugging percentage at that point — an on-base percentage and slugging percentage that exceeded what Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera finished the season with.

Through seven games, a Red Sox lineup missing both Ortiz and Stephen Drew scored 5.6 runs per game, third-best in the American League. Four home runs from Will Middlebrooks and two apiece from Mike Napoli and Daniel Nava have helped keep the offense afloat with Ortiz down.