The Yankees are off tomorrow then open a three-game series in Boston on Friday. David Ortiz is expected back off his rehab. But will Manny Ramirez be there?
This from the AP:
Manny Ramirez was out of Bostonâ€™s lineup Wednesday against the Seattle Mariners with what his manager said was a sore knee.
â€œJust showed up this morning. He just came in and said, â€˜My right knee hurts,’ ” manager Terry Francona said hours before the Red Sox went for a series sweep.
When asked if the slugger will be back for Fridayâ€™s opener against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park, Francona said, â€œIâ€™m hoping itâ€™ll be all right Friday. I donâ€™t know. I donâ€™t really have a good answer for that. I hope so.â€
Ramirez said his knee has been bothering him for about a week.
â€œIâ€™ve just been trying to play it out,â€ he said, while jokingly singing for tips at his locker in the clubhouse, with his I-Pod docked to a speaker and a cup out seeking donations from teammates. â€œI decided it was time to give it a rest.â€
Asked if he would be ready for the Yankees, Ramirez said, â€œI donâ€™t know. Iâ€™m day-to-day at this point.â€