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MLB Injury News:
The Boston Red Sox have received the results of a second opinion that they requested on center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury's foot. Ellsbury has a compression fracture in his right foot, and, according to MLB.com's Jason Mastrodonato, that is exactly what the Red Sox expected to hear.
The Red Sox released the following statement about Ellsbury's next steps:
More on Ellsbury status: He'll be in boot for 5 days then see how he responds to treatment. No exact timetable at this point.
— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) September 8, 2013.
Still, though, the Red Sox expect Ellsbury to play again just before the regular season ends and have him in the lineup for the postseason. At this point, it looks possible. Boston still has 17 games remaining, and manager John Farrell is confident that Ellsbury can recover in time. Said Farrell,
"That [compression fracture] means it's non-displaced. But at the same time, we feel like he'll return this year. He's in a boot right now, will be for the time being. We feel like he'll be back to us before this year is out. We're hopeful in the regular season, yes."
Ellsbury is a spark plug in a mighty powerful Red Sox lineup that leads the American League in runs scored. He is hitting .299 with 8 HR and 52 RBI as the team's primary lead-off hitter. His primary offensive contributions come in the forms of on-base percentage (.355), stolen bases (52), and runs scored (89) -- all in 131 games. He missed some time earlier in the season with leg problems.
Boston currently holds the A.L.'s best record, which would give them home field advantage throughout the playoffs should they capture the top seed. Thanks to the A.L.'s win in the All-Star game, they would also have the home field advantage in the World Series. With Ellsbury back in the lineup, the Red Sox are prime for a World Series championship run.
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