Big Papi out of lineup for second game in row with sore foot

David Ortiz leads the Red Sox with 30 home runs and 93 RBI.

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Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is out of the lineup for a second straight game, still bothered by a sore right foot.

Ortiz left Sunday’s game against Seattle in the sixth, two innings after fouling a ball off his foot. The veteran slugger is batting .265 with 30 home runs, the fifth highest total in the majors. With 93 RBI, he’s one behind Jose Abreu for the American League lead.

Manager John Farrell said Ortiz continues to improve and could return for Wednesday’s series finale.

On Monday, Farrell said he was ”hopeful” Ortiz would be ready the following day. Instead, Ortiz skipped batting practice again to rest his sore foot.

Mike Napoli was at DH again Tuesday and Allen Craig made his second straight start at first base.

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