The Boston Red Sox placed Jacoby Ellsbury on the 15-day disabled list with a partially dislocated right shoulder before Saturday's game...
BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox placed Jacoby Ellsbury on the 15-day disabled list with a partially dislocated right shoulder before Saturday’s game against Tampa Bay.
Ellsbury, the runner-up in last year’s AL MVP voting, injured the shoulder sliding into second in Friday’s 12-2 win. Rays shortstop Reid Brignac fell on his shoulder after making a throw to first to complete a double play.
Manager Bobby Valentine didn’t give a timetable for the outfielder’s return.
“Proper treatment,” Valentine said when asked what type of treatment Ellsbury would need.
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“There’s definitely some issues there,” manager Bruce Bochy said. “Initially I was just being optimistic he would be fine, but after the test done yesterday it doesn’t look very good right now.”
Wilson, a three-time All-Star, complained of discomfort in his right elbow Friday and was sent for tests. He was to be examined by team orthopedist Dr. Ken Akizuki on Saturday, and is to be placed on the 15-day DL.
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