Jacoby Ellsbury still sore, out of lineup

Updated: August 21, 2011, 5:28 PM ET
By Austin Meek | Special to ESPNBoston.com

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, out of the Boston Red Sox lineup for a second straight day, continues to experience soreness after being hit in the back by a pitch Friday night.

Manager Terry Francona said Ellsbury could return for Monday's game at Texas but indicated the Red Sox would treat his bruised back with caution.

"He's pretty sore," Francona said before Sunday's game against Kansas City. "When he's able to get in there and be comfortable to play, ...

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