Looks like justin germano goes to make room for ellsbury.— Nick Cafardo (@nickcafardo) July 13, 2012
To make room on their roster for Ellsbury, the Red Sox have designated right-hander Justin Germano for assignment.
Ellsbury has only played in seven games for the Red Sox this season, collecting five hits in 26 at-bats before hitting the DL with a shoulder injury.
Prior to his activation, Ellsbury spent eight games rehabbing in the minors. The 28-year-old played Rookie ball for four games before spending two apiece with the Red Sox Double- and Triple-A affiliates. Over his 27 at-bats, Ellsbury tallied five hits, including two doubles and a home run.
Germano only appeared in one game with the Red Sox this season, holding the New York Yankees scoreless on five hits over his 5 2/3 innings pitched last Saturday. The 29-year-old has spent much of the season with Boston’s Triple-A affiliate, where he’s posted an ERA and WHIP of 2.40 and 0.905 over his 17 appearances, including 16 starts.