Red Sox offseason overview - with the Boston Globe's Gordon Edes
Ellsbury is the Red Sox’ center fielder of the future, and that future is approaching rapidly, but the former Oregon State star almost certainly will begin next season in Pawtucket. Ellsbury offers an appealing package of speed, defense and high on-base activity, and the Sox say it would be a mistake to think of him as a slap hitter.
4. Jacoby Ellsbury
Ellsbury is the Red Sox’ center fielder of the future, and that future is approaching rapidly, but the former Oregon State star almost certainly will begin next season in Pawtucket. Ellsbury offers an appealing package of speed, defense and high on-base activity, and the Sox say it would be a mistake to think of him as a slap hitter.
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