Ellsbury leaves game with pain in left side

August, 13, 2010
8/13/10
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was removed from Friday’s game against the Texas Rangers with pain in his left side.

It’s not known at this time if the injury was the result of the first-inning collision with Rangers pitcher Tommy Hunter at first base. Ellsbury ran over Hunter while the pitcher was stepping on first base and then the Sox’s leadoff man hit the ground and rolled.

He remained in the game and was removed after Boston’s seven-run fourth inning. Ellsbury missed the majority of the season with five fractured ribs, a result of a collision with teammate and third baseman Adrian Beltre on April 11 in Kansas City.

Joe McDonald

Reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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