KANSAS CITY -- Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury told reporters that he underwent an MRI after getting hit on the back by a pitch in the eighth inning of Friday's game against the Royals. The MRI was negative for any structural damage, and revealed that Ellsbury is simply dealing with a contustion. While he is out of the lineup on Saturday and his availability for Sunday remains uncertain, the Red Sox were relieved that a worse scenario was avoided.
"He was checked out pretty thoroughly. Spoke to the doctors and he’s got a good old-fashioned big contusion," Sox manager Terry Francona said. "He got hit pretty hard. so he’s actually been getting treatment all day. He’s going to try to go down and swing a little bit, just see how loose he can get, see how he feels. Then we’ll just kind of go on how he feels the next couple of days."
Ellsbury is hitting .313 with a .370 OBP, .517 slugging...
Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is out of the lineup one day after being hit by a pitch in the eighth inning of a 7-1 victory over the Royals. In his place, Darnell McDonald will get the start in center. Also of note: Marco Scutaro will return to the lineup and play shortstop, with Mike Aviles getting the start at third base and Jed Lowrie receiving a day off.
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FOXBORO -- While he was only watching from the sidelines and did not have his helmet with him, Albert Haynesworth returned to the Patriots practice field for the final formal day of training camp.
Haynesworth, wearing his uniform practice jersey No. 92, watched as the team took part in a walk-through for about an hour and then went through about 20 minutes of conditioning before the end of the final open practice of camp.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick would not say whether this was an indication that Haynesworth, who hasn't practiced since Aug. 4, will be ready to return to practice soon or play in a preseason game.
"He's been day-to-day," Belichick said following Saturday's walk-through. "He's still day-to-day. When he's ready, he’ll be out there."
Meanwhile, Shaun Ellis returned to the practice field as well, and did take part in the walk-through, and was subsequently taken off the...
Patriots wide receier Chad Ochocinco has offered to pay any fine that will be levied against Tampa Bay's Mason Foster for a hit Foster put on the New England wideout in Thursday's preseason game. Mason hit Ochocinco coming over the middle in the first half of the Patriots 31-14 win over the Buccaneers on Thursday, and was flagged as a result of the hit. However, Ochocinco tweeted after the game: @Mason_Foster great hit last night,if [you're] fined I'll reimburse [you] boss. That's the way the game should [be] played. Stay healthy [and] have a good [year]. However, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told Pro Football Talk over the weekend that the league does not allow one player to pay another player's fine. For more Patriots information, check out weei.com/patriots.
FOXBORO -- The Patriots announced via twitter Saturday that they have signed former Boston College linebacker Ricky Brown.
After going undrafted in the 2006 draft, Brown signed with the Raiders. The 6-foot-2, 235-pounder spent time on Oakland's practice squad before being activated as a rookie and played the last five seasons in Oakland as a middle linebacker. In his career, the 27-year-old has 102 tackles and four passes defensed.
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Lou, Curt Schilling, and John Tomase talk about John Farrell, the Front Office, and the Sox Roster.
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Conservative Curt and Liberal John go toe-to-toe about guns and politics.
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