David Ortiz's injured right foot will keep him out of the Red Sox lineup on Monday, but Ortiz is hopeful he'll be available Tuesday if he continues to heal at the same rate. "It's better than what it was last night or this morning," Ortiz said Monday afternoon. "[There's] nothing broken or anything, so once the inflammation goes away it should be fine." Ortiz suffered the injury when he fouled a ball off his foot in the fourth inning of Sunday's 8-6 loss to the Mariners, describing it as "the worst" pain he'd ever felt from such an incident. He was able to finish that at-bat (a strikeout), but during his next plate appearance Ortiz had to be removed for a pinch-runner after hitting a long single that would've been a double had the slugger been fully healthy.
Ortiz (foot) out but hopes to be back Tuesday
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