The Boston Red Sox got a bit of good news regarding injured
center field Jacoby Ellsbury yesterday as he continues to rehab from his
fractured right foot. However, Ellsbury is still restricted from doing any sort
of baseball-related activities, meaning the Red Sox have no clear timeframe for
when he’ll be able to rejoin the team’s lineup, according to Jason Mastrodonato of MLB.com.
Ellsbury is progressing slowly in his return, as
Mastrodonato notes that he’s taking ‘baby steps.’ He cleared his first hurdle
this weekend, as he’s now able to participate in some physical activities. He’s
been able to shed his protective boot during certain exercises, as manager John
Farrell told reporters Ellsbury began working out in the pool, an activity that
eases the impact his foot sustains.
Some of Ellsbury’s swelling has gone down, but the center
field continues to receive treatment on the ailing foot. There has been a rehab
schedule laid out, but there’s no way of knowing when Ellsbury will meet and
pass certain hurdles. That will only be determined by how Ellsbury’s foot
responds to treatment.
While Ellsbury remains sidelined, the Red Sox are using top
prospect Jackie Bradley Jr. in center field.
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