Red Sox manager Terry Francona said that outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, who saw a thoracic specialist for an re-examination of his ribs on Friday morning, will be put back on the disabled list due to the recurrence of discomfort in the area where he suffered a hairline fracture of four ribs due to a collision with teammate Adrian Beltre on April 11. Francona said that there is not a new injury, but that the initial injury has simply healed more slowly than expected.
Ellsbury missed six weeks due to the initial injury before being activated on Saturday, but got in just three games before experiencing a re-aggravation of the condition in Tampa Bay on Tuesday. He has played in just nine games this year, hitting .250/.267/.341/.608.
With Ellsbury on the disabled list, the Sox recalled reliever Scott Atchison from Triple-A Pawtucket. Atchison has appeared in seven games this year for the Sox, recording a 6.10 ERA. Atchison continues a busy week. He had been recalled by the Sox from Pawtucket on Monday, was designated for assignment on Tuesday when Mike Cameron was reactivated, gave up four runs on four hits without recording an out for the PawSox on Thursday, before getting called back up to the big leagues on Friday.
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