Ellsbury could join team in Toronto (though not to play); Beckett rehab start on Sunday

Gordon Edes will have much more soon, but here are a few pregame tidbits from St. Petersburg:

-- Outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury might join the Red Sox on their upcoming trip to Toronto, though not to return to the lineup. Ellsbury, who is recovering in Arizona from a rib injury, is close to being able to resume baseball activity. (Read more on Ellsbury here)

-- Josh Beckett threw a simulated game at the Trop today and all went well. He will make his first rehab start in Pawtucket on Sunday. (Read more on Beckett here)

-- Interestingly, Michael Bowden (4-3, 3.77 ERA as a starter in Pawtucket) is being moved to the PawSox bullpen. Perhaps a call-up to the Red Sox pen is in his future?

-- Here is tonight’s Red Sox lineup:

1. Marco Scutaro, SS

2. Eric Patterson, CF

3. David Ortiz, DH

4. Kevin Youkilis, 1B

5. Adrian Beltre, 3B

6. J.D. Drew, RF

7. Daniel Nava, LF

8. Bill Hall, 2B

9. Kevin Cash, C

SP -- Felix Doubront, LHP