Red Sox star Ortiz sits out with bruised foot

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TORONTO -- Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was ruled out for Boston's game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night because of a bruised right foot.

Ortiz left Sunday's game against Seattle in the sixth, two innings after fouling a ball off his foot. He is batting .265 with 30 home runs, tied for fourth-most in the majors. He also has 93 RBIs, one shy of the big league lead entering play Monday.

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Ortiz had shown improvement since sustaining the injury, and the team hopes he can return to the lineup Tuesday.

Ortiz has 37 career homers at Rogers Centre, his highest total at any road stadium.

Mike Napoli started at designated hitter Monday and Allen Craig made his first start for the Red Sox at first base.

Also on Monday, the Red Sox placed shortstop Xander Bogaerts on the seven-day concussion disabled list, retroactive to Saturday, and selected the contract of infielder Carlos Rivero from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Bogaerts left Friday's game against Seattle after he was hit on the ear flap of his helmet by a pitch from Felix Hernandez in the fifth.

Farrell said versatile rookie Brock Holt will handle shortstop until Bogaerts is ready to return.

Cano back in lineup after feeling ill

SEATTLE -- Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano is in the starting lineup on Monday night, a day after removing himself from a game during an inning after feeling ill.

Manager Lloyd McClendon confirmed that Cano was feeling better and that nobody else caught the illness. First baseman Logan Morrison missed Saturday's game due to a similar illness.

Cano leads the Mariners with a .326 batting average and is reaching base at a clip of .394.

Royals' Hosmer ready to start swinging bat again

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has been cleared to begin swinging a bat after missing the past month with a stress fracture in his right hand.

Hosmer had another round of X-rays before the Royals' game against the Yankees on Monday, and they showed enough progress that he can begin taking dry swings. The hope is that Hosmer can ramp it up to hitting off a tee and in the cage in the next week.

Hosmer says he expects to be back for the final couple weeks of the regular season, and that he plans to be in the starting lineup when he returns. Designated hitter Billy Butler has been having his best stretch of the season while filling in at first base.

White Sox send outfielder jordan Danks to Triple-A Charlotte

CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox have optioned outfielder Jordan Danks to Triple-A Charlotte.

The White Sox, who have lost six in a row, announced the move on Monday. The team says it will make a corresponding move before Tuesday night's game against Cleveland.

The 28-year-old Danks is batting .190 with two homers in 33 games over two stints with the White Sox this year. He hit .289 in 12 games after he was recalled from Charlotte on Aug. 9.

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