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Jacoby Ellsbury rejoins Red Sox after missing 79 games

Jul 13, 2012, 2:51 PM EDT

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As expected the Red Sox have activated Jacoby Ellsbury from the disabled list for tonight’s game after the center fielder missed the past 79 games with a partially dislocated shoulder.

To make room on the roster for Ellsbury’s return the Red Sox designated journeyman pitcher Justin Germano for assignment. Ellsbury hit just .185 on a seven-game rehab assignment in the minors, although he did homer once and double twice in 27 at-bats.

There’s been speculation that the Red Sox will trade an outfielder and general manager Ben Cherington admitted that he’s open to doing so, but they may wait until Carl Crawford also returns to actually make a move.

In the meantime they finally have their leadoff man back.

  1. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jul 13, 2012 at 2:56 PM

    Might be too little too late, but I hope not. They’re still only 2.5 GB of that second Wild card spot, which, given the way this season has gone, is nothing short of a miracle.

    • 18thstreet - Jul 13, 2012 at 3:03 PM

      Hard to see how it could possibly be too little or too late.

      The guy with the most at innings in center position is Marlon Byrd. Ryan Kalish is second on that list. Too little? Compared to THAT?

      And 2.5 games out is only too late when there’s two games left to play.

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jul 13, 2012 at 3:05 PM

        My point is this season has not been going very well and getting one of their stars back for the second half may not be enough to reverse course…unless Ellsbury can help A-Gon hit some homeruns and maybe pitch a few innings in relief once in a while.

      • 18thstreet - Jul 13, 2012 at 4:05 PM

        Adrian Gonzalez will be fine.

    • thefalcon123 - Jul 13, 2012 at 3:58 PM

      Wow. The 2nd wild card spot completely slipped my mind. The last month, I’ve still been looking at the standings thinking of the one wild card.

      …this is going to take a lot of getting used to.

  2. gotampabay52 - Jul 13, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    good start tonight as you warm up u will probally pull a hamstring and then they will send you back down kid cant stay healthy

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jul 13, 2012 at 3:04 PM

      No matter how many times people point out his injuries could have happened to anyone some people just don’t get it. He’s not injury-prone because of two freak injuries.

      Did you see the one this year? Name me one player that wouldn’t miss serious time if the same thing happened to them.

    • 18thstreet - Jul 13, 2012 at 3:05 PM

      How’s Longoria’s rehab coming?

      See how rooting for injuries makes you an asshole?

      • sabatimus - Jul 13, 2012 at 3:18 PM

        VERY nice, 18th :).

      • stac266 - Jul 13, 2012 at 5:08 PM

        Love it!

  3. gotampabay52 - Jul 13, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    we are a game an half out of wildcard ahead of boston evan is getting better so all good hows crawford pedria doing cant be an asshole cauae boston has already clamed that title

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jul 13, 2012 at 3:15 PM

      English motherfucker, do you speak it?

      • sabatimus - Jul 13, 2012 at 3:19 PM

        Looks more like Cellphone Syndrome, to me.

    • bigharold - Jul 13, 2012 at 4:09 PM

      Wow, that hurt trying to read it.

  4. cur68 - Jul 13, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    urteamsux52 gotampabay52 please go back to school. Your grammar and spelling is worse than a note penned by a Gary Larson dog. I’ve tried to help you, but frankly you are getting worse rather than better. At this point I give up. You need a professional to help you.

    • pisano - Jul 14, 2012 at 1:10 AM

      cur68…. I knew it was going to happen again, it just took a while. I’m going to steal a line from a neighbor of mine that applies here, he used to say: ” That boy got no learn in em” I think that really applies to our ignorant friend.

  5. gotampabay52 - Jul 13, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    18thstreet and cur68 go f yourself

    • cur68 - Jul 13, 2012 at 3:27 PM

      urteamsux52 gotampabay52 go the f back to school.

    • 18thstreet - Jul 13, 2012 at 4:01 PM

      Yes, sir!

      Will do!

  6. hotdogfinger - Jul 13, 2012 at 3:43 PM

    now now. welcome back jacoby

  7. gotampabay52 - Jul 13, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    cur68 hide behind your computer man up i kick the living shit out of you

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jul 13, 2012 at 3:57 PM

      Oooooh internet tough guy. I bet you have cur shaking in his polar skinned boots (or whatever you Canucks wear).

      • cur68 - Jul 13, 2012 at 4:08 PM

        Seal skinned. I’m shaking so hard I can barely eat my seal blubber.

    • cur68 - Jul 13, 2012 at 4:03 PM

      Boy, it sure is easy to be tough on a blog, isn’t it? I’m gonna try this out: “I’ll fry you with my Laser Vision!” See? I can be tough and say anything, too. . .just like you did, in fact. So, all I have to say to your threat is: go back to school, please. You don’t have to learn big words. Just where Mr. Shift Key is and Mr. Period Key is and how/when to use them. Also, the word “irony” would be useful to you, since you just engaged in some.

    • wendell7 - Jul 13, 2012 at 4:03 PM

      Are we allowed to crown the Douche-Nozzle of the Year Award at the season’s halfway mark?

      • 18thstreet - Jul 13, 2012 at 4:12 PM

        The vetting has barely begun. I mean, RandyG is the obvious frontrunner in the race for the 2012 HalladaysBicept Award. But Bozos4All has been very impressive. And now, this kid, urteamsux52, comes from nowhere.

        I think we’re looking at a great second half, and I refuse to comment until I hear from Pedro Gomez (who can tell the real Douche Nozzle just by looking at him), Nate Silver (who’ll figure out the value over replacement Douche Nozzle), Ken Tremendous, and from HalladaysBicept himself, who impressed us all by saying which players, based on nationality, deserve to be kidnapped.

        Now, let’s get out there and douche it up!

  8. bigharold - Jul 13, 2012 at 4:11 PM

    Unless Elsbury can take a turn in the rotation this isn’t going to help much. The RS score plenty but SP is killing them.

  9. randygnyc - Jul 13, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    Sorry 18th- you may not like what I say, or the opinions I hold, but 2 things are true, 1) all of my comments are well written, 2) I never, ever attack other posters here (with the exception of 2 times as a reaction to personal attacks). The fact that I get under your skin is a problem you’ll have to deal with. I fastidiously follow site rules and sometimes employ the usage of profanity, its for emphasis and never gratuitous. That you’d compare me to bicepts or bozo speaks volumes about your inability to decipher intelligence from ignorance. And that people like you get to vote explains why this country remains in peril. Any fool can run for president. Those in great number that would vote for such a fool is what puts our republic in danger.

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jul 13, 2012 at 4:58 PM

      “I never ever attack other posters here, I just blame their lack of intelligence for all that’s wrong with America.”

      –randygnyc

    • 18thstreet - Jul 14, 2012 at 9:52 AM

      Nah. I’m rarely offended by profanity. Hell, I called someone an asshole on this very page. And I make enough typos and spelling mistakes that I don’t really care THAT much about the quality of writing. You can’t spend time in Internet message boards while worrying too much about grammar; you’d miss the forest for the punctuation. (The egregious violators’ idiocy — such as urteamsux52 — stands on its own.)

      My favorite thing you do is refer to the President as Ba’raq. As if the name Barrack Hussein Obama isn’t exotic enough.

      I think you’re a fool. People like me get to vote because I’m an American citizen over the age of 18. Intelligence has nothing to do with my right to vote, nor yours. And the country isn’t in peril. We have problems, big ones. I’m quite confident that you and I disagree about what those problem are. But we’ve had problems before, just as big and just as daunting. And our flag is still here.

  10. randygnyc - Jul 13, 2012 at 5:10 PM

    1943- yup. A REACTION to an unsolicited attack (a bannable offense on most message boards) in a thread I had not visited or commented in. And most of these attacks are motivated by our political disagreements. The easy solution is for 18thst to keep my name out of his mouth.

    • infectorman - Jul 13, 2012 at 9:17 PM

      which message boards would those be?
      All those banned from posting on ProxxxxTalk, please raise your hand?

      Side note; political talk on the ProTalk board group is always met with scorn and ridicule…As it should be

      • 18thstreet - Jul 14, 2012 at 9:44 AM

        Go back to Russia!

      • 18thstreet - Jul 14, 2012 at 10:09 AM

        I once wrote to Craig to ask him to ban HalladaysBicepts. (Note: I haven’t made the same request for anyone else, and I wouldn’t make the request for RandyG or Bozos or anyone else I can think of. HB was the worst.)

        Here’s what he wrote to me: “… But I can’t in good conscience ban him. He adheres to our very broad terms of conduct. I don’t want to set a precedent in which someone gets banned simply for being an ass. Though that also means that people can and should call him an ass — or simply ignore him — whenever the mood strikes.”

        This was after HB wrote, “You are a thorn in my a**. Go eat a bag of di*ks!”

        Craig just doesn’t ban people. It’s not what happens here.

  11. stac266 - Jul 13, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    I’m glad he’s back. A friend invited me to the game knowing I’m a Sox fan. Great bonus having Jacoby back.

  12. chrisrex56 - Jul 14, 2012 at 2:05 AM

    The good thing is that the Boston Red Sox players do not commit adultery, nor aid and abet it , like two prominent, “star” Yankees. So say what you want about their manager, their clubhouse, their injuries, and so on, at least you can’t accuse them of violating the sixth commandment publicly, and carrying on like it is all a big joke! This to me is far more important then their won-loss record, and should be to every other fasn of MLB.

    • 18thstreet - Jul 14, 2012 at 10:17 AM

      Pretty much every baseball player violates the 4th Commandment by working on the Sabbath.

      Chrisrex, how do you feel about that? Is the 4th Commandment irrelevant?

  13. theskinsman - Jul 14, 2012 at 4:41 AM

    Glad Ells is back.I hope he can regain his swing,and stay healthy. By the way…chrisrex…what was the punchline in that post supposed to be?

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