Found June 06, 2013 on
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5:29 p.m.: Jacoby Ellsbury missed five straight games with a groin injury. But fortunately for the Red Sox, he has avoided a DL stint. Ellsbury will be back in the lineup on Thursday.
Jackie Bradley Jr. will assume a bench role now that Ellsbury is back. He’ll likely remain in that capacity until Shane Victorino returns, at which point Triple-A seems like a likely destination for Bradley.
Ellsbury will bat in his customary leadoff spot on Thursday, which means that Daniel Nava, who filled in quite admirably in Ellsbury’s absence, will drop down. Nava will bat sixth while Jonny Gomes bats second with a left-hander on the mound.
Pedro Ciriaco will also get a rare start. He’ll bat ninth and play third base, while Jose Iglesias shifts over to his natural position at shortstop.
Thursday’s complete lineups are below.
Red Sox (36-24)
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Jonny Gomes, LF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Mike Napoli, 1B
Daniel Nava, RF
David Ross, C
Jose Iglesias, SS
Pedro Ciriaco, 3B
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Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury hasn't played since Thursday due to tightness in his left groin. While he continues to take up a spot on the team's bench, manager John Farrell told reporters -- including Jason Mastrodonato of MLB.com -- that Ellsbury isn't expected to require a stint on the disabled list.
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Jacoby Ellsbury will miss his fifth straight game on Wednesday, and John Farrell would like to make a decision soon.
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“Jacoby, while he’s not in the lineup...
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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.
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