Jacoby Ellsbury is making progress in his rehabilitation from fractured ribs that derailed his entire 2010 season.
Ellsbury recently had a CAT scan performed in Los Angeles by Dr. Lewis Yocum, as the Boston Globe reports. The scan showed that his posterior rib -- the one that Ellsbury contended went undetected in the original injury -- is healing and he should be fully healthy by spring training.
As Nick Cafardo writes in the article, Ellsbury will have an important season ahead of him no matter what. Either he is the major name included in a deal for the Padres' Adrian Gonzalez, or he will be looked at as a big contributor in a lineup that had a ton of injury problems in 2010 and could suffer the loss of Adrian Beltre and Victor Martinez.
-- Evan Brunell
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