Saturday, April 17, 2010
Ellsbury could return midweek
ESPN.com news services
Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury took another step toward his return.
Ellsbury, who bruised his ribs in a collision with third baseman Adrian Beltre last Sunday in Kansas City, called Saturday "the best progression" after he played catch and took 25 swings.
He's hopeful to be back in the lineup midweek.
Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.