Red Sox Place David Ortiz on DL; Recall Mauro Gomez

July 15, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) in the dugout against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

The Boston Red Sox have placed designated hitter David Ortiz on the 15-day disabled list due to his Achilles inury, reports Alex Speier of WEEI.com:

To replace Ortiz on their roster, the Red Sox have recalled infielder Mauro Gomez.

The Red Sox said yesterday that they would likely wait a few days before deciding whether or not Ortiz’s injured Achilles’ tendon would require a trip to the DL. He was out of the team’s lineup yesterday and in a protective boot.

Though he’s 36 years old, Ortiz is in the midst of yet another monster year. The slugger has hit at a clip of .316/.414/.609 with 25 doubles, 23 home runs and 58 RBIs.

Gomez made his major league debut earlier this season and has appeared in eight games for the Red Sox. He collected eight hits, including three doubles, over his 27 at-bats.

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Will Achilles injury impact Ortiz for the rest of the season?

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