Ortiz has not hit at all this spring, with just two hits in 35 at-bats for a .057 average. He struck out in two of his three plate appearances Sunday.
"I never hit in spring training, ever," he said earlier this week.
But last year, after missing all of spring training and the first two weeks of the regular season, he began the season with a 15-game hitting streak, driving in 15 runs in his first nine games.
"Spring training doesn't mean [anything] to me," Ortiz said Sunday. "Just [the lack of] intensity, you know. Motivation. I don't know. I just go through spring training and whatever. I know what I need to do to be ready for the season. Spring training is nothing that worries me."
Manager John Farrell said he is similarly unconcerned.
"David's going to be fine," Farrell said Sunday. "When you watch the bat speed, seeing the ball come off the bat in BP. He's going to get more ABs [Monday], probably take the day off the next day and then after that we'll run it out through the end of camp. His timing is going to be fine."