David Ortiz will be in tonight's lineup against the Yankees. Brandon Moss was optioned to AAA Pawtucket to make room. Ortiz hasn't played since May 31st.
But his return might not be as splendid as we'd been anticipating. Manny Ramirez missed Wednesday afternoon's game, complaining of a sore knee. Normally this wouldn't be a big story, but after the now infamous bat-on-shoulder pinch hitting effort in Yankee Stadium, and Manny's history of feigning injury when upset, it becomes a big deal.
Part of me hopes the Sox don't pick up Manny's option at the end of the season. Not because it would be the smart baseball move, not because these antics and shenanigans piss me off, but because of all the coverage and debate received by every move Manny makes.
I'm sick of "Manny Being Manny."