All of sudden, the Red Sox chances of making a deep playoff run have become bleak.
Jacoby Ellsbury, who slammed a foul ball off his right foot on Aug. 28, is out indefinitely with a right foot injury that also kept him out of the Red Sox lineup on Friday. Ellsbury did not improve in his time off and was sent back to Boston to be examined by Dr. Peter Asnis and foot special Dr. George Theodore.
An MRI taken on Saturday revealed swelling and inflammation in the foot at the navicular bone (the same bone Dustin Pedroia fractured in 2010). Ellsbury is currently in a walking boot and the team is currently gathering more information about the injury is bleak.
"I don’t think we’re looking at something that’s just day-to-day here," Farrell said.
Ellsbury has been one of the top leadoff hitters in baseball this season, hitting .299/.355/.424 with an AL-leading 52 stolen bases in 131 games.
"[Jacoby]’s frustrated. He wants to be on the field," Farrell said. "He’s kind of pissed he’s not here right now."
To replace Ellsbury in center field, the Red Sox called up top prospect Jackie Bradley Jr.
The injury is not expected to hamper Ellsbury, who is a free-agent after the season, long-term.