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Jacoby Ellsbury to start rehab Friday

Updated: June 27, 2012, 12:53 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Friday in Fort Myers, Fla., manager Bobby Valentine said, which would place him on pace to return to the team no later than July 18, a week after the All-Star Game.

Ellsbury took batting practice on Tuesday, shagged fly balls and played catch with coach Alex Ochoa, Valentine said. He will join another rehabbing outfielder, Carl Crawford, in Fort Myers, though Crawford's attempts to play have ...

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