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Red Sox notes: Still waiting on David Ortiz’ MRI results; Stephen Drew remains sidelined

03.10.13 at 1:17 pm ET

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. ‘€“ The wait for David Ortiz‘€™ results continue.

Prior to the Red Sox‘€™ game with the Rays, manager John Farrell explained that the team still hadn’€™t heard word regarding the MRIs conducted on Ortiz’€™ heels.

Farrell said he talked Ortiz at JetBlue Park earlier Sunday.

‘€œThe frustration is still there,’€ the manager said. ‘€œI think until he gets a definitive ‘€¦. Or until we get a definitive plan with him, which will take into account the findings, or lack therof, in the MRI, and then set out a plan going forward.

‘€œI think most importantly at this point, as long as David is fully aware of everything that is going on or what he’€™s experiencing or feeling, and if there’€™s no risk of additional damage ‘€¦. I think that has a chance to maybe focus some of the work and answer some of those questions that might be in his mind right now.’€

Stephen Drew hasn’€™t fully recovered from his mild concussion, leading to another day of rest, Sunday.

Drew will have to clear through the league’€™s testing before he can return to action.

Franklin Morales, who is dealing with a back ailment, has had to back off his throwing program after feeling some continued tightness. He had moved out to 90 feet in his long-tossing before the reoccurrence of the injury.

– Farrell raved about the attitude surrounding the team, having carried over the conversation after praising Mike Napoli‘€™s approach.

‘€œThere’€™s a lot to be said for the people we have in our clubhouse,’€ he said. ‘€œGuys want to be here. They like being around one another. They work well together, as far as we’€™ve seen so far. That side of it has been outstanding.

When asked about the team’€™s intent to bring in players of character during the offseason, Farrell said, ‘€œI think we’€™re seeing that play out. The character of individuals is equivalent to the talents of the players themselves, and that was certainly by design.’€

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