Ellsbury Out Until At Least Friday

By Joe Paulus

Boston Red Sox Right Fielder Jacoby Ellsbury missed yesterdays game and will be out until at least Friday with bruised ribs. The Red Sox are optimistic that it will not include a stint on the DL.

Manager Terry Francona had this to say:

“(It’s) a little more centrally isolated which is good.” “But he’s having trouble rotating. As much as we love having him in there, it’s not a good thing to get him back quick.”

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The Injury happened after colliding with outfielder Adrian Beltre to which Ellsbury said: “I’m just grateful it wasn’t worse.” Beltre mentioned that the play was conducted in text-book fashion and that unfortunately they didn’t see each other until it was too late.

The Red Sox are 3-4 and have another matchup at the new Target Field today in Minnesota. The red-hot Twins will put up K. Slowey against newly acquired Red Sox pitcher John Lackey.

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