David Ortiz began his injury rehab at Pawtucket on Thursday night, and it was a certifiable success. Papi went 1-for-3 with a home run and a walk in the PawSox' 15-6 win at home against the Toledo Mud Hens.
Papi homered in his second at-bat on the night before a sellout crowd at McCoy Stadium. He also popped out, lined out and walked in his four at-bats as the designated hitter.
Papi reported no problems with the wrist after the game. He'll have two more appearances with the PawSox before moving over to Portland to play three with the Sea Dogs, and then if everything goes according to plan, he'll return a week from tomorrow against the Yankees at Fenway.