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Ellsbury back on disabled list

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  August 14, 2010 04:05 PM

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Jacoby Ellsbury is back on the 15-day disabled list. He has swelling in the same area and a "faint line" around the same area as a previous fracture.

He had a CT scan and MRI today at Mass General.

UPDATE, 6:08 p.m.: Here's what Terry Francona had to say:

"We knew there was a chance this was going to be a DL, which it is. What we have, I'll give you the capsule version because it's what I know. The results showed some edema to the soft tissue in the same area, suggesting new trauma from the fall. There's like a line, a faint line, at the fracture site. It's impossible to tell [whether it's] new [or] incomplete healing. You have to go on the symptoms and Jake says its worse than the Tampa [incident], so we knew he was a DL.

"Now that he's a DL, we'll dig and try to find out, 'OK what do we do?' That's kind of where we're at."

Question: Could this be a while?

"Yeah. And again, we want to get more information. [Team Dr.] Tom Gill is open to wanting to get more information and so we'll see."

Francona confirmed that Ellsbury didn't want to come out of the game last night.

"He didn't want to, but it was pretty obvious to me he was hurting," he said. "But I'm glad I took him out now. He was obviously hurt. If he got hurt worse, that doesn't help anybody."

The test results will be sent to Dr. Lewis Yocum. It's uncertain whether Ellsbury will travel to California to be examined.

The Sox will stick with the extra pitcher until Dustin Pedroia comes back on Tuesday.

Jed Lowrie feels better today after being felled last night by heat exhaustion but will be held out. The Sox also won't have Daniel Bard or Jonathan Papelbon available.

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