It appears the disabled list of an outfield will soon be getting reinforcements back, with Jacoby Ellsbury set to begin a rehab assignment Friday for the Gulf Coast League Red Sox.
Ellsbury, who was placed on the 60-day DL in April with a shoulder subfluxation, will have a 20-day rehab clock, and could be back in the bigs by the end of July.
The same could go for Carl Crawford, who has already seen some action in the GCL, although there is a chance he may join Boston earlier than the end of the July.
Crawford, who is recovering from left wrist surgery, had his third rehab game for the Gulf Coast Sox Wednesday, and is now 2-for-9 at the plate. Perhaps the most uplifting news about Crawford is that he was able to make a throw from the outfield all the way to home plate "
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The Red Sox have spent an inordinate amount of the 2012 season practicing their subtraction, but a key addition finally looms. All-Star center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, who hasn't played since injuring his shoulder in the home opener, will head to ...Read more
With Friday's game, Ellsbury started the 20-day clock on his minor league rehab assignment, which -- barring further injury -- can run through July 18. Crawford has now played four games, going 2-for-11 with a double, three walks and two strikeouts.Read more