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Mike Cameron is being checked for appendicitis; Jacoby Ellsbury still hurting

Apr 15, 2010, 5:13 PM EDT

Mike Cameron outfield.jpgRough day for Boston. First they got abused by Francisco Liriano, and now their starting centerfielder is, as we speak, sitting in a Minnesota hospital being checked for appendicitis after experiencing lower abdominal pain before the game. He was scratched, with the team thinking it was a muscle strain, but that may not be the case. Cameron is missing the team flight back to Boston.

The guy who would play centerfield if Cameron has to have his appendix taken out is Jacoby Ellsbury. Unfortunately he’s not doing well either. Initially thought to be good to go by tomorrow, Ellsbury said he’s still hurting. “I still can’t really take a deep breath, I get a sharp
pain,” Ellsbury told the Boston Herald’s Michael Silverman. Ellsbury took 15-20 swings off a tee today at 10 percent effort, Silverman reports, and Ellsbury might have to go on the disabled list.

If both Cameron and Ellsbury are out, Bill Hall, who played center today, likely takes over.  I suppose J.D. Drew could play there too if need be, but no sense messing with everyone when you can only mess with one guy.

  1. Wendall - Apr 16, 2010 at 1:08 AM

    Does anyone really care ? Third , maybe fourth place. Good Luck , scumbags.

  2. alfresco - Apr 16, 2010 at 8:38 AM

    Yeah…a lot of people care. What’s your problem, Wendall? Scumbags? That’s rather harsh. I’m guessing you’re a Yankee fan.

  3. Wendall - Apr 16, 2010 at 8:55 AM

    Yes , I’m a Yankee fan , I guess I’m tired of hearing about their great pitching , their run prevention , and deep minor league system. I said at the end of spring training they would be lucky to finish third , and I still say so. The only pitcher that has done anything , is Lackey , the rest are suspect. Alot of the sports columns picked them third also. I also said the O’s might finish ahead of them , if their young pitching came along ,but that remains to be seen . Just my opinion .

  4. Church of the Perpetually Outraged - Apr 16, 2010 at 9:27 AM

    The only pitcher that has done anything , is Lackey , the rest are suspect.

    Come on, really? Have you only been a yankee fan for the last two or three years? Do you not remember this game from Beckett?
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/NYA/NYA200310250.shtml
    G6 of the ’03 WS? Complete Game shut out in NY? It’s one thing to say that you believe some websites are Red Sox homers, it’s another to make an insane comment like “Lackey is the only pitcher that has done anything”.

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