For the first time since colliding with Adrian Beltre on April 11 in Kansas City, Jacoby Ellsbury hit in a group during live batting practice on Tuesday at Fenway Park as the Red Sox left fielder attempts to clear another hurdle in his return from a bruised left side. "We have talked about the progression," Red Sox manager Terry Francona said in announcing the plan before Tuesday's game.
Meanwhile, Francona said Mike Cameron's lower abdomen strain continues to feel better every day and the team could have a better idea of a timetable for a return by the end of the week. "Cam's really doing well," Francona said. "The intensity continues to build. We'll continue to monitor how quickly he's coming and we'll start talking to him more toward the end of the week what we feel is in his best interest but he's doing very well."
Francona indicated Clay Buchholz was not seriously injured and should make his next side session and start after taking a line drive off the foot in Monday night's win over the Angels. "He's a little tender," Francona said. "It's not going to get in the way of anything but he got hit pretty good."
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