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Struggling Ortiz says he'll 'be back'

Updated: June 8, 2009, 7:03 PM ET
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BOSTON -- David Ortiz's vision has checked out very well as the Boston Red Sox try to help him out of his season-long slump.

The designated hitter received drops for dry eyes Monday, team spokesperson Pam Ganley said. Ortiz has two homers and 22 RBIs with a .197 batting average in 51 games. He has been dropped from the third to the sixth spot in the lineup, but has hit better recently.

He has a six-game hitting streak with seven hits in 25 at-bats, raising his average from .185.

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