Minnesota Twins rookie first baseman David Ortiz is expected to be out eight weeks after breaking his right wrist Saturday night.
Ortiz, 22, fractured the right hook of the hamate bone in his right wrist in Saturday night's win over the New York Yankees. Ortiz, who throws left-handed, will have surgery this week."I first hurt it against Tampa Bay (April 30), and then on my last at-bat I broke the bone," he said. "It's going to be hard because it's never happened to me before."
Ortiz is hitting .306 with four homers and 20 RBIs. His slugging percentage of .531 is best among AL rookies.
"He brought some pizzazz to the game," Twins manager Tom Kelly said. "It will hurt some of his development."