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David Ortiz has heels examined as precaution

FORT MYERS, Fla. — David Ortiz underwent MRIs on both heels Saturday morning, more as a precautionary measure, but also to determine why he is having so much soreness in the heels rather than in the Achilles’ tendon strain he’s been dealing with since last July.

“Just to rule everything out,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said. “I think the one thing that we still hold in all this is that, while the timing might not be what was maybe initially expected, the bigger picture is he’s still making progress.

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