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David Ortiz was scratched Thursday with calf soreness.

It was a last-minute scratch, but it doesn't sound like something that will require a DL stint. He'll miss the final game against the Braves but should be able to play in the weekend series against the Rays. A.J. Pierzynski is at DH for Thursday with David Ross working behind the plate.ANALYST: Howard Bender