Red Sox injury update: Crawford, Ellsbury feel fine

Red Sox injury update: Crawford, Ellsbury feel fine
June 29, 2012, 1:56 am
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SEATTLE -- Some updates on injuredrehabbing players:
-- Carl Crawford played for the Gulf Coast Red Sox Thursday and went 1-for-3.
According to manager Bobby Valentine, Crawford also made a good, strong throw from the outfield to home, without any issues.
"We had the cutoff man set up where he would throw it short,'' said Valentine, "and he didn't want to throw it short. He wanted to throw it long and see how it felt. And he said it felt fine.''
-- Jacoby Ellsbury, who has been out since the home opener with a separated shoulder, is scheduled to DH for the Red Sox' same affiliate, serving as the DH.
He took batting practice in Fort Myers Thursday and went through a full range of baseball activities and reported that he felt fine.
-- Ryan Sweeney, who is on the DL with left big toe inflammation, is re-starting some activity with what the team labeled "modified shoe-wear.''
Valentine said Sweeney isn't yet close enough to having a date to begin a rehab assignment.
-- Andrew Bailey, who has been out since spring training after undergoing thumb surgery then experienced a setback of sorts last week when he felt some arm soreness, is ramping back up again.
He's long-tossing and will resume throwing a bullpen session when "symptoms tolerate and it seems like it's real close to getting there,'' according to Valentine.