Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington told
reporters, including Evan Drellich of MLB.com, that the team doesn’t have any reason
to believe designated hitter David Ortiz won’t be in its Opening Day lineup.
"He's hitting and doing his agility and starting to run," Cherington said Monday in an interview with MLB Network Radio. "He's David Ortiz. We'll see where he is as we report 10 days from now or so and take it from there. We don't have any reason to think he won't be in our lineup on Opening Day."