David Ortiz limps off after fouling ball off right shin

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is helped off the field by a trainer and manager John Farrell, left, as Hanley Ramirez, far left, looks on after fouling a ball off himself during the ninth inning of their 9-4 loss to the New York Yankees in a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. Boston Red Sox's Bryce Brentz, far left, prepares to hit for Ortiz. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox star David Ortiz left Wednesday night’s game against the New York Yankees in pain after fouling a pitch off his right shin and was sent for X-rays.

The 40-year-old designated hitter, who has announced he will retire after this season, fouled a 98.5 mph fastball from Dellin Betances off the shin in the ninth inning and was replaced by pinch-hitter Bryce Brentz, who struck out.

Ortiz grimaced and started hopping on the foot, then dropped to one knee. When he arose, Ortiz bent over in pain for an extended period.

Ortiz draped his right arm over manager John Farrell and his left over a trainer as he walked very slowly off the field and down the dugout steps.


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