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Jacoby Ellsbury made his major league debut on June 30, 2007 to give Terry Francona and the Red Sox some flexibility in center field with a banged up Coco Crisp trying to avoid the disabled list.
The rookie would eventually overtake the veteran, even getting playing time in the Red Sox World Series run. Ellsbury is approaching free agency at the end of this season and his career so far has been a journey of highs, lows, and a few injuries.
How does he compare to the recent crop of elite outfielders?
For Ellsbury’s first three seasons in Boston he was a gifted athlete who sometimes needed more work on his routes, but was a threat on the base paths.
In 331 games from 2007-2009 Ellsbury hit .297/.350/.414 with 129 steals, leading the league in 2008 and 2009 with 50 and 70 steals, respectively.
Mike Cameron was brought in in 2010 to provide veteran insight into the center field position after Coco Crisp was traded, shifting Ellsbury to left, but a collision with Adrian Beltre wo...
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The Boston Red Sox said goodbye to Mariano Rivera, and then they finished off the New York Yankees in the AL East.
Shortly after a pregame ceremony to honor the longtime Yankees closer, Mike Napoli homered in a three-run first inning to help Clay Buchholz coast to a 9-2 victory over New York on Sunday night. Daniel Nava added four hits for Boston, which eliminated the two-time defending...
The Red Sox failed to clinch a playoff spot tonight as the Orioles finally got to Koji Uehara. Koji retired 37 consecutive batters over what feels like all summer until Danny Valencia (remember him?) came up in the 9th in a tie ballgame, and hit a triple to center field. One batter later, Matt Wieters poked a fly ball to right to knock him in, and the Orioles prevailed 3-2 after...
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Dustin Pedroia his his 99th homer as a member of the Red Sox but Boston
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