Even though Jacoby Ellsbury remained in the game to score the tying run after fouling a ball off his foot in the middle of his seventh inning at-bat, the Red Sox center fielder went for X-rays after Boston’s 4-3 victory over the Orioles.
He left after the inning, replaced by Shane Victorino in center field.
“After he scored, at that point the pain and the soreness wasn’t going away completely even though he took his time at the plate,” Sox manager John Farrell said. “Precautionary, we just got him off his feet at that point.”
The X-rays were negative and Ellsbury expects to be in the lineup Thursday for the series finale with the Orioles.
“He fouled a ball off in that opening between the shin pad that he wears,” Farrell said. “The scan here showed that it was negative. We’ll certainly examine him when he comes in tomorrow. If overnight there’s additional pain or swelling, we’ll take every precaution needed, but hopefully this is a short-term thing. He’s been so important to us.” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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