MLB notebook: Red Sox CF Ellsbury has broken foot, out indefinitely
Published: Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, 6:54 p.m.
• Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury has a broken right foot, leaving the AL East leaders without a key offensive catalyst as they try to wrap up the division title. Red Sox manager John Farrell said the team believes Ellsbury will be back this year, and hopes it will be during the regular season. But there is no specific timetable for his return, and the speedy leadoff hitter will keep wearing a protective boot on his injured foot for five days. Ellsbury leads the majors with 52 stolen bases. He is batting .299 and has scored a team-high 89 runs.
• Derek Jeter probably will be out of the Yankees' lineup with soreness in his surgically repaired left ankle for a couple of days, manager Joe Girardi said. Girardi said he is concerned about the lingering injury to Jeter, but there is no thought about shutting him down for the rest of the season at this point.
• Clay Buchholz is ready to rejoin the Red Sox rotation after missing three months with a strained neck. The right-hander says he threw about 30 pitches in a routine bullpen session Sunday at Yankee Stadium, his final hurdle before starting Tuesday night at Tampa Bay. Buchholz opened 9-0 with a 1.71 ERA in 12 starts this season and was selected to the All-Star team. He hasn't pitched in the majors since June 8.
• Mets pitcher Matt Harvey will have his sore right elbow examined by Dr. James Andrews to help determine if the 24-year-old ace needs reconstruction surgery. Mets manager Terry Collins said Sunday he thought Harvey would have an examination this week, but no date has been scheduled.
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