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MLB Injury News:
Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury exited last night's game against the Baltimore Orioles with a foot injury. There was concern that the ailment was severe, but X-rays came back negative and Ellsbury told reporters -- including Jason Mastrodonato of MLB.com -- that he hopes to be in Boston's starting lineup for today's series finale against the O's.
"The foot was throbbing, but I knew it was a big run,
big situation, and I knew how to get in scoring position," said Ellsbury,
who expects he'll be in the lineup for Thursday's series finale. "It
obviously didn't feel good at all. But obviously it was a big point in the game
and I know we had to get in scoring position. And when [Dustin] Pedroia hit
that ball, there was only one thing, and that was to score."
Ellsbury suffered the injury when he fouled a Francisco Rodriguez pitch off his foot. After the impact, Ellsbury was noticeably hobbling around the plate. Still, he remained in the game, reaching first base on an infield single, stealing second and ultimately scoring the tying run.
After the productive inning, Ellsbury exited the game as a precautionary measure. Following the X-ray results, manager John Farrell shared Ellsbury's optimism that the center fielder would be back in the team's lineup today.
"If overnight there is additional pain or swelling,
we'll take every precaution needed," Farrell said. "But hopefully
this is a short-term thing. He's been so important to us."
Ellbury's been fantastic for the Red Sox of late, scoring 10 runs and stealing five bases over the team's last 10 games. On the season, the 29-year-old has hit .298/.356/.421 with 29 doubles, eight triples and seven home runs to go with 49 stolen bases in 53 attempts.
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