Originally written on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 7/24/14
The Guru Contributing Writer Since his record breaking night in Philadelphia in which he stole five bases, Jacoby Ellsbury has not stepped on the field because of a strained groin. The Red Sox thought Ellsbury would be back for the series against the Yankees last week. Didn’t happen. Then word was he'd be ready Tuesday for the series opener against the Rangers. Nope. And what about Wednesday night? Let me check the box score. Nada. "He went out and did some more field activities with running. We’ve got to get him to the point of being 80 percent before we can consider putting him back in the lineup," manager John Farrell said. “Right now we’re still not thinking about putting him on the DL, but if this continues obviously we got to get to that point." Can someone show Jacoby a picture of Patrice Bergeron’s face and say, “Sometimes professional athletes play hurt.” Will Middlebrooks out since May 23 with back spasms is eligible to return from the DL Saturday when the Sox take o...
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