The Red Sox are in an epic tailspin, and they just received even more bad news: Ortiz' irregular heartbeat is still bothering him, and he's out until they figure it out:
The massive slump the Red Sox are in seemed far less relevant by the end of Monday night, when the club revealed that David Ortiz, the team's star designated hitter, suffered a recurrence of the rapid heartbeat he was experiencing 10 days ago. Ortiz will fly back to Boston on Tuesday morning to undergo further medical exams.
Ramirez is also out, with a hamstring injury. Those two were the only punch that ballclub had left. It's all over in Boston, except for the recriminations.