David Ortiz was supposed to be in Triple-A Pawtucket's lineup batting third Monday night in Pawtucket but the Red Sox designated hitter did not bat in the first inning and was scratched.

No reason has been announced yet. Ortiz did not play Sunday because of illness, the team said.

Ortiz was in the PawSox clubhouse riding the bike in the weight room and was watching news coverage, according to SoxProspects.com.