Tag:Jacoby Ellsbury
Posted on: July 8, 2010 5:23 pm
Edited on: July 8, 2010 8:01 pm

Youkilis: Ellsbury 'should be out there'

Kevin Youkilis When Kevin Youkilis is out of a game for the Red Sox, he's a constant presence on the dugout railing. In fact, Boston's railing has been packed with injured players this season (including, pictured, Dustin Pedroia and Youkilis).

One exception is outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, who has been away from the team for a month recovering from broken ribs. Ellsbury chose to rehab at a training facility in Arizona rather than stay with the team, prompting plenty of questions and hints that Ellsbury might be soft or not be a team guy.

The organization and Ellsbury's teammates have publicly supported him, but first baseman Kevin Youkilis broke ranks Thursday in an interview on WEEI. Youkilis said Ellsbury, who will rejoin the team Friday, should have been on that railing with everybody else.
"Jacoby’s coming back now, so hopefully he can cheer us on. I don’t know what went on there," said Youkilis. “I think that was more his agent (Scott Boras) and the Red Sox, but it’s very important. As a player, it doesn’t matter if you’re hurt or not. You should be out there cheering on your team. … It’s good that he’s coming back. Hopefully he’s out there cheering on the team, and hopefully he’ll get healthy and help the team.”
We'll see how the statement affects the relationship between the players, but there are bound to be other Red Sox players who are privately cheering Youkilis for speaking out.

-- David Andriesen

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Posted on: July 6, 2010 6:11 pm
Edited on: July 6, 2010 6:13 pm

Ellsbury may join team in Toronto

Jacoby Ellsbury The Red Sox could be getting a much-needed body off of the disabled list before the All-Star break.

The Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo reports Terry Francona said there was a possibility Jacoby Ellsbury could return to the team this weekend in Toronto.

So far, this is just a possibility, Cafardo emphasizes.

Ellsbury suffered four cracked ribs on April 4, spent more than a month on the DL and cracked another rib and has been on the disabled list since May 28.

Francona told reporters Ellsbury was starting to throw and was having a good day in Arizona, where he has been rehabbing.

Another of the rib crew, Jeremy Hermida, took four rounds of batting practice in the cage on Tuesday and is expected to take regular batting practice tomorrow. However, Francona said he didn't know when Hermida would be headed out on a rehab assignment.

Francona had other updates to the length Red Sox list: no clue on Victor Martinez (thumb), foot injury buddies Dustin Pedroia and Jason Varitek are continuing to throw and Clay Buchholz (hamstring) should be ready after the All-Star break. Mike Lowell (hip) is at home in Miami.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: June 26, 2010 12:04 am
Edited on: June 26, 2010 2:18 am

Pedroia leaves game with foot injury

Dustin Pedroia left Boston's game in San Francisco in the third inning after fouling a ball off of the inside of his left foot in the third inning.

Pedroia, who hit three home runs on Thursday, stayed in the game long enough to work a walk, but he struggled to get to first. Pedroia was replaced by Mike Cameron to pinch-run.

Cameron stayed in the game and went to center field. Bill Hall moved from right field to second base and Darnell McDonald moved from center field to right field.

It seems like another day, another injury for the Red Sox. Jacoby Ellsbury (rib), Josh Beckett (back), Jeremy Hermida (ribs) and Mike Lowell (hip) are currently on the disabled list, while Kevin Youkilis (arm) isn't 100 percent. Victor Martinez has also played through pain, while Cameron and Daisuke Matsuzaka have recently come off the disabled list.

UPDATE: Pedroia was on crutches after the game, but manager Terry Francona told the Boston Herald 's Michael Silverman there was no break, but he would be re-evaluated on Saturday.

"I'm sore,” he said. "I’ll get checked out [Saturday] and make sure we get to the bottom of everything, but I’m pretty disappointed. I’ve never really hit a ball there before. But I’ll be all right."

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: June 23, 2010 9:15 pm

Beckett may return next month

Josh Beckett Red Sox ace Josh Beckett could be back after the All-Star Break, the Providence Journal 's Dan Barbarisi writes .

Beckett threw on Wednesday and was unusually upbeat.

"I've been better, mood and everything," Beckett told reporters after his session. "It's tough when you've got no light at the end of the tunnel. Every day you come in and there's no [purpose] -- what am I getting ready for? That's where it gets tough. You come in and you're the first guy here. You get your stuff out of the way so you're not in the way of the other players. You just sit around. It' s a lot of downtime."

Beckett has had plenty of downtime since mid-May suffering from lower back and lat injuries.

Beckett threw 55 pitches on Wednesday, using all his pitches. He is expected to throw three simulated innings Saturday and will face hitters next Thursday on the Red Sox's day off.

Boston manager Terry Francona told reporters Beckett would need several rehab starts in the minor leagues.

"Three or four is probably realistic," Francona said. "Whatever he needs. We're not going to short-cut it because we don't short-cut anyone. Whatever is in his best interest, we'll do. Some of it depends on how he's doing. We also don't want him to pitch for the PawSox all year if he can help it."

Jacoby Ellsbury is also expected to return around the All-Star break.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: June 11, 2010 6:46 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:56 am

Lowell's last days in Boston?

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, via Twitter , reports that the Red Sox are talking to the Twins, Angels and Rangers are talking to the Red Sox about Mike Lowell.

Lowell, 36, is hitting .225/.313/.338 in limited time with the Red Sox. Lowell finds himself behind new third baseman Andre Beltre and Kevin Youklis at first. Lowell has 80 plate appareances in 27 games for the Red Sox and is in the lineup tonight, just his third game this month.

However, Lowell may be needed. Kevin Youkilis is out of tonight's game after leaving Thursday night's game with back spasms. Manager Terry Francona said Youlilis should be available to pnch hit Friday and would be back in the lineup Saturday, according to MASN .

UPDATE: Rosenthal adds that the Red Sox may be looking to add outfield depth with the injuries to Jeremy Hermida and Jacoby Ellsbury, but Mike Cameron playing hurt. How about David DeJesus?

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: June 10, 2010 6:01 pm

Ellsbury has new broken rib

On top of his broken ribs, Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury now has a broken rib.

Ellsbury cracked four ribs on April 11 in a collision with teammate Adrian Beltre. He came back and played in three games May 22-24, but went back on the DL because of continued pain. Only it turns out it wasn't continued pain, it was brand new pain. He fractured another rib, in a completely different area from the previous injury, when diving for a ball May 23. That was discovered in an exam by Dr. Lewis Yocum on Wednesday.

The Red Sox are sending Ellsbury to Arizona for rest and rehab, and it looks like he's out until at least the All-Star break.

A good explanation of the injury, along with the complete Red Sox statement and even a nifty graphic, available via the Boston Globe here .

-- David Andriesen

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Posted on: June 10, 2010 1:02 pm

Bad news on Ellsbury's ribs

Jon Heyman reports on SI.com that a second opinion on Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellbury's ribs revealed a more serious injury than first diagnosed, and Ellsbury will be out at least two more weeks.

Ellsbury suffered the injury April 11 in a collision with teammate Adrian Beltre. He has played in only nine games this season.

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Posted on: June 10, 2010 12:23 am

Rest prescribed for Ellsbury

Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury needs more rest to recover from his four cracked ribs, a specialist told him on Wednesday. Ellsbury visited California's Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic Wednesday to see Dr. Lewis Yocum.

"It sounds like Dr. Yocum, at least, preliminarily, thinks he needs a little bit more rest. We all want the chance to kind of make sure everybody is on the same page because we have not gotten anything official. We want to talk through it," Red Sox manager Terry Francona told reporters .

Ellsbury injured his ribs in early April in a collision with third baseman Adrian Beltre, and played just nine games this season, only three since the second week of April.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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