Crawford hits on field; Ellsbury hits off tee


Crawford hits on field; Ellsbury hits off tee

BOSTON -- Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine offered several updates to the team's injury report before Tuesday's game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park:

Carl Crawford (wristelbow) has still not received clearance to throw, but he was hitting on the field on Tuesday for the first time since his setback in April.

Jacoby Ellsbury (shoulder) also hit on Tuesday, but he did so off a tee.

Cody Ross (foot) took some swings and threw some on Tuesday, and he'll continue to ride the elliptical to take care of his cardio, as he is not yet running. Ross told Valentine that he "feels good."

"The conversation with Cody was more that he's going to be real smart about this thing," said Valentine before Tuesday's game. "He understands that when he comes back, it's not going to be for two days. It will be for many weeks, many months."

Reliever Andrew Bailey (thumb) was at Fenway on Tuesday afternoon and told Valentine that he "feels great." Right now, Bailey is simply waiting for the go-ahead to get on the mound.