Ellsbury out of Lineup With Left Side Soreness

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Boston Red Sox outfielder Jacoby

Ellsbury was out of the lineup for the second straight game

Wednesday because of soreness in his left side.

Ellsbury, who will be re-examined by the team medical staff on

Thursday, experienced discomfort while hitting in a cage Tuesday

and didn't play in Boston's 2-0 win over Tampa Bay. He hit off a

tee before Wednesday's game against the Rays, but said his side

“started to bark on me” during the session. A CT scan Tuesday

showed inflammation.

Ellsbury returned from the 15-day disabled list Saturday after

being sidelined since injuring a rib during an outfield collision

with third baseman Adrian Beltre on April 11 in Kansas City.