Ortiz returned to action Friday night after getting an off day for general soreness. He went 2-for-2 with two walks and a run scored in a loss to the Mariners. One of those two walks was intentional and came immediately before Yoenis Cespedes launched a three-run shot over the wall at Fenway.
Brown said he is trying to adjust to not being an every day player, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. "It's difficult to get into a rhythm when you are not playing every day, but I am taking what they give me and making sure I am ready to go," Brown said.
Torres suffered an infection in his surgically-repaired right knee and is expected to miss the first few months of the season while he undergoes another operation on the knee, David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News reports.