SARASOTA, Fla. – On Monday morning, Jacoby Ellsbury was still feeling of rolling his ankle and jamming his heel in the first inning of Sunday’s win over the Phillies in Clearwater.
“Jacoby came in today, feeling a little bit sore after he rolled the ankle yesterday, “ said manager John Farrell. “But taking him out of yesterday’s game was as much precautionary as anything.”
Ellsbury will not play Monday and with a scheduled off-day Tuesday, the Sox are hoping he is able to get into Wednesday’s game at home against the Marlins.
Farrell said Stephen Drew (concussion symptoms) had a good day Sunday, taking about 50 ground balls at shortstop and he's expected to do the same on Monday.
“After we get throught today we’ll hopefully have a better read on what we can get accomplished before camp breaks,” Farrell said.
David Ortiz (heels) also was expected to repeat his workout of the past few days, hitting off a tee and soft toss in the batting cage.
John Lackey will stay in Fort Myers when the Sox break camp for Opening Day in New York. He is scheduled to pitch in Fort Myers on Sunday and will join the team in New York after that.
With roster decisions looming, Farrell said he does expect any outside additions before Opening Day.
“Not aware of that right now,” he said. “We‘ve been pretty consistent with staying the course of who we open up with will come from this camp. That hasn’t veered off that course.”
Christian Vazquez, the starting catcher on Monday, entered the game leading all major league catchers throwing out all five attempted base-stealers against him the spring. ... Red Sox starting pitchers entered the game Monday with a combined 2.58 ERA, leading all teams.