Saturday, April 14, 2012

Ellsbury Out 6-8 Weeks With Dislocated Shoulder

Ellsbury hurt his shoulder sliding into
second base yesterday
When Jacoby Ellsbury left the ballgame in the fourth inning, I wasn't quite sure what it was. After sliding into second base in an attempt to thwart a double play, Ellsbury lay on the ground in agony for a few minutes before leaving the ballgame clutching his shoulder. As soon as I was done watching the game (which I had recorded), I immediately checked my computer to see what was wrong with Ellsbury. It took until this morning for me to find some real news about Jacoby, and it ain't good. It appears Ellsbury dislocated his shoulder on that slide and will miss at least six weeks with the injury. The immediate question is: who will play center? Well, Cody Ross filled in for Ellsbury yesterday after he was removed from the game and did a fairly good job-- I remember one where he ran to the warning track in deep right-center to track one down. The Red Sox' current outfielders have all played center field in their career-- however, it appears Ross will play for now as he has the most experience. Heading up from Pawtucket to replace Ellsbury on the 25-man roster is Che-Hsuan Lin. Lin is off to a slow start in Pawtucket at .150/1/1 right now-- replacing Ellsbury's slow start at .192/0/3. This will really hurt the Red Sox and now is a time where they really need Carl Crawford to get healthy.

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