Ellsbury may join team in Toronto
Posted on: July 6, 2010 6:11 pm
Edited on: July 6, 2010 6:13 pm
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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