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Injured left wrist will keep Red Sox's Ortiz from playing in All-Star Game

Updated: June 30, 2008, 10:08 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz plans to attend next month's All-Star Game, but won't play due to his injured left wrist.

Ortiz will likely win the fan vote to be the starting AL DH. He has a partial tear of the sheath that surrounds his tendon, which occurred while swinging during a game against Baltimore on May 31.

"I'm going to go to the All-Star Game. Show respect for the fans," Ortiz said Monday night before a game against Tampa Bay. "I'm not going ...

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