Sunday, March 24, 2013
Ellsbury leaves with injury
By Chris Girandola, Special to ESPNBoston.com
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Jacoby Ellsbury left Sunday's game with the Phillies with what the team said was a jammed heel.
In the first inning, Ellsbury apparently tweaked his ankle on a pickoff attempt by Phillies lefthander Cliff Lee. After being checked by Boston trainers, Ellsbury stayed in the game and was caught stealing. After playing center field in the top half of the second, Ellsbury was replaced by pinch-hitter Bryce Brentz in the bottom of the inning.
According to Red Sox media relations, Ellsbury was removed as a precaution after jamming his right heel. He will be re-evaluated Monday.
In the third, Shane Victorino moved over from right to center, where he made a sensational over-the-head catch on a deep drive by Ryan Howard. On the play, Victorino slammed into the wall and fell to the ground where he briefly stayed.
Red Sox trainers began making their way out to check on Victorino, but the Sox outfielder waved his hand to signal he was fine.