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Jacoby Ellsbury resumes baseball activities

Sep 21, 2013, 1:15 AM EDT

Jacoby Ellsbury AP

Jacoby Ellsbury, dealing with a non-displaced fracture of the navicular bone in his right foot, has resumed baseball activities, reports WEEI’s Alex Speier. “Baseball activities”, here, means that Ellsbury was able to swing off a tee and throw in the field. The Red Sox are hoping to get him back before the regular season ends so he can log some at-bats before the post-season begins.

Manager John Farrell was pleased. From Speier’s column:

“A positive step,” manager John Farrell said of Ellsbury. “How quickly those activities will ramp up has yet to be determined. He’s begun them.”

Ellsbury, now 30 years old, is having a great season, currently sitting on a .299 average with a league-leading 52 stolen bases. He is a free agent after the season and is expected to be among the most-pursued in the market.

  1. dan1111 - Sep 21, 2013 at 3:01 AM

    I hope he can return, but the timetable is awfully short. And there really isn’t room for him on the team unless he is at full health and can cover center field–especially with the way Nava has been playing.

    • papalurchdxb - Sep 21, 2013 at 4:47 AM

      don’t forget JBJ. That catch in the 8th, he made it look as if he was standing under it from the moment it left the bat.

    • patsandsox - Sep 21, 2013 at 10:58 AM

      Nava has to be the greatest find in baseball history

      • mornelithe - Sep 21, 2013 at 4:53 PM

        For an initial $1 contract, it’s hard to disagree. Great story, great player, great teammate.

  2. aceshigh11 - Sep 21, 2013 at 6:56 AM

    Feels like he may be rushing back to prove he’s NOT Mr. Fragility because of this being his contract year.

    “See? I’m okay! Only took two weeks to recover from a broken bone! I’m a badass, like Albert Pujols! Well…not like Albert is NOW, but like…when he healed from a broken bone in like, what? Four hours or so? Anyway…yeah…see? I’m not fragile like the dumb Boston sports media says!

    Owwwwww…friggin’ hangnail…I gotta go lie down…where’s the Percocet?”

  3. theskinsman - Sep 21, 2013 at 7:17 AM

    If he can play,I want him in the lineup. Nava is playing great ball, but JBJ still can’t hit a lick, and the playoffs is where the pitching gets real tough. You aren’t facing the yankees anymore.

    • aceshigh11 - Sep 21, 2013 at 9:08 AM

      Jon Bon Jovi joined the Red Sox? Awesome.

  4. jcmeyer10 - Sep 21, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    And by the grace of God and grit baseball activities include popping champagne.

  5. Jack Marshall - Sep 21, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Uh, where was Ellsbury last night?

    His absence was never mentioned on NESN, during the celebration coverage or before. On a team supposedly built on solidarity and chemistry, why wouldn’t a key star, injured or not, be in the dugout with his team mates as they prepared to clinch? I can’t wait to hear the spin on this. Can anyone imagine Pedey or Ortiz skipping the celebration because of a foot injury?

    • scloskey60 - Sep 21, 2013 at 11:37 AM

      Ellsbury was there celebrating with his teammates.

      • Jack Marshall - Sep 21, 2013 at 2:38 PM

        Good. I stand corrected. I watched for over an hour, and never saw him or heard him mentioned.

        Thanks.

    • drewzducks - Sep 21, 2013 at 4:58 PM

      Look for the clean shaven guy.

      • jcmeyer10 - Sep 21, 2013 at 5:30 PM

        Haha, Steven Drew is at least trying. Maybe Ells is just trying out the Yankee look because I don’t think the Sox should or would go past 5/75 (or 5/80).

  6. thebigtim2012 - Sep 21, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    Scott boras. Nuff said. Bye bye glass boy

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