Bad news for Red Sox fans: Jacoby Ellsbury is injured. Good news: It's Linsanity time
Red Sox center fielder and 2011 MVP contender Jacoby Ellsbury injured his shoulder when Reid Brignac fell on it while turning a double play, and the Sox are preparing for the worst.
If it's merely a dislocation, Ellsbury could be back in 4-6 weeks. However, there's a chance that it's a torn labrum, which would require surgery and likely end his season.
The Sox called up Che-Hsuan Lin, meaning Ellsbury is almost certain to spend time on the DL.
Lin, who is Taiwanese, is a light-hitting outfielder with an extraordinary throwing arm. He'll likely be a late-inning defensive replacement, while Cody Ross takes over as the regular center fielder.
Now the Red Sox are hoping that Carl Crawford can come back quickly. He struggled last year, but would still be a welcome addition to the banged-up outfield at this point.