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The 2013 Red Sox pride themselves on working deep into counts and generating baserunners, which makes it rather ironic that their leadoff hitter, Jacoby Ellsbury, isn’t exactly pacing the offense in either department. Ellsbury, who received his first game off on Sunday, has been struggling at the dish of late, and manager John Farrell could soon find himself with a decision to make. Farrell said Saturday that he’s not ready to move Ellsbury out of the leadoff spot, but he also admitted that there are no absolutes. If Farrell holds true to his word, it’d be the right approach. The Red Sox should see how Ellsbury handles the leadoff role upon returning from his off-day, and maybe even allow him to try and push through his struggles during the Red Sox’ six-game homestand that begins on Thursday. If Ellsbury is not on track by then, however, Farrell should consider making a change in order to ignite a spark in the free-agent-to-be. Ideally, Ellsbury will figure things out. His speed is ...
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