David Ortiz shared with us that Opening Day is unlikely.
Alex Speier of WEEI.com tweeted
Ortiz says goal had been to play Opening Day. Acknowledges that's not realistic; more important to be healthy for '5 and a half months'
— Alex Speier (@alexspeier) March 11, 2013
The last Red Sox DH on Opening Day not named David Ortiz, was Jeremy Giambi on March 31, 2003.
Ortiz made his Red Sox debut the next day playing first base in a 16-inning win over the Devil Rays. Ortiz went 0-for-6.