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Ortiz optimistic about his return

BOSTON (AP) -- David Ortiz said he is in good health after experiencing heart palpitations and expects to return to the lineup Saturday, welcome news for a Boston Red Sox team reeling from injuries.

"My health is fine. The doctors have told me to rest today and practice Friday so I can be ready to return to the playing field on Saturday," he said Thursday on radio station Z-101 of his native Dominican Republic.

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