Jacoby Ellsbury shoulder injury may require surgery

Bad news for Red Sox fans: Jacoby Ellsbury is injured. Good news: It's Linsanity time

4/14/12 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5233 respect

September 14, 2011; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (2) at bat during the seventh inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park.  Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIREThe Red Sox won their home opener against the Rays, but Sox fans might have preferred a loss, if it meant staying healthy.

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.
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4/17/12   |   derms33   |   17645 respect

nothin Pat?  Nothing?

4/15/12   |   derms33   |   17645 respect

The real Good News: The Red Sox aren't the Giants..they are done

4/15/12   |   derms33   |   17645 respect

Your boys are in trouble, but I do believe Ellsbury played wayyyyyyyyyyyy  outta his league last year, sorry, I  just ain't buying him as a top ten guy.  Crawford is a wuss now and obviously Ross provides more power.  And it looks like the offense has awoke.  He won't be missed...much