Found December 05, 2012 on MLB Injury News:
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Jacoby Ellsbury has long been one of the prized possessions in the Boston.  The Red Sox drafted Ellsbury and developed him.  He became one of the team's better players and even finished second in MVP voting in 2011.  However, it seems Boston is open to trading the 29-year old outfielder. According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Red Sox would trade Ellsbury under the right circumstances this winter. Rival exec on whether #RedSox will trade Ellsbury: "Very possible. Open to it, just not sure if it lines up." — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 5, 2012 Teams have looked into Ellsbury, but there seems to be some health concerns.  Teams may be scared off by Ellsbury's durability.  He played in just 74 games in 2012.  He played in even less, 18 games, in 2010.  His breakout year was 2011, but being sandwiched between two injury plagued seasons is concerning. Ellsbury hit .271/.313/.370 this past season.  It was a disappointing drop-off from his 2011 campaign.  In that season, Ellsbury hit .321/.376/.552 with 32 home runs.  His home run total was by far the highest of his career.  His next-highest total is nine in 2008. Overall, Ellsbury is a .297/.349/.442 hitter in his career.  He could be worth the risk depending on what the Red Sox ask in return.  Ellsbury is still arbitration eligible and wouldn't be a free agent until after next season. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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