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Ellsbury, Ortiz updates

Posted by Adam Kilgore, Globe Staff  June 8, 2009 03:34 PM

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Tests revealed no structural damage in Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury's right shoulder, and his official status is day-to-day with an AC joint sprain in his right shoulder, according to a Red Sox spokesperson. The decision if he will play tomorrow in the series opener against the New York Yankees will not be made until tomorrow.

Also, David Ortiz underwent an eye test today. His vision checked out well, and he was given eye drops for dry eyes, which he said have made it difficult for him to focus on pitchers without blinking this season.

Ellsbury left yesterday's 6-3 loss to the Texas Rangers after he hurt his shoulder sliding awkwardly into second, then further aggravated it making a spectacular diving catch in center field later in the game.

Mired in a season-long slump, Ortiz has showed promising signs lately. He hit his second home run of the season Saturday night, and after he grounded a single up the middle yesterday, he has a six-game hitting streak.

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