Jacoby Ellsbury Still Out With Sore Ribs

BOSTON (AP) – Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury still has

soreness in his left side and was out of the lineup for Boston's

game against the Kansas City Royals.

The Red Sox have sent Ellsbury for MRIs and he will be examined

by team doctor Thomas Gill Thursday night.

Manager Terry Francona says the team has to figure out what is

going on with Ellsbury.

Ellsbury was injured in a game against Kansas City on April 11

when he collided with Adrian Beltre and was kneed in the ribs. He

missed 37 games with a hairline fracture in four ribs on his left

side before returning May 22 against Philadelphia. He played in

three games and went 1 for 14 and hasn't played since Monday.

Ellsbury said after Wednesday's game that there was still pain

in the same area as where the ribs were broken.