Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz reacts as he crosses home plate after his two-run home run during the third inning a baseball game at Fenway Park, Wednesday July 8, 2015, in Boston. At right is Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Charles Krupa
July 12, 2015

BOSTON (AP) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is out of Sunday's lineup against the New York Yankees because of an upper respiratory illness.

Manager John Farrell said he was waiting to see how Ortiz felt before posting the lineup. About 45 minutes later, the club listed the lineup without Ortiz's name.

The 39-year old Ortiz is hitting .231 with 15 homers and 43 RBIs. He went 2 for 3 with a walk in Saturday's 5-3 win.

Ortiz has played first base twice in this eight-game homestand, which concludes against the Yankees. It's the first time he's played first in Fenway Park since 2005.

The Red Sox are looking to win their fifth straight series.

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