Minnesota Twins v Boston Red Sox

The chances of David Ortiz being ready for opening day against the Yankees took a turn for the worst today with news that he will be shut down for the next 5-7 days with heel inflammation, according to WEEI.com.

Manager John Farrell told reporters that the injury is not related to the same Achilles injury that kept Ortiz out of the Boston lineup for most of the second half of the season in 2012.

Ortiz, who signed a new two-year deal with the Red Sox back in November worth $26 million, has a career .285/.380/.547 line with 401 home runs.

If Ortiz is not able to play come opening day, look for the Red Sox to use Mike Napoli as their DH, while Mike Carp would see time at first base.