One night after a five-steal performance, Jacoby Ellsbury was out of the lineup for Friday's game with the Yankees with what was considered a groin pull.
Ellsbury has had a history of injury problems in recent years, and an even bigger reputation for long recovery times. John Tomase was in studio for UNO Sports Tonight to discuss this issue, and determine whether or not there's cause for concern with the Red Sox' center fielder.
“It's one game," Tomase said. "If we're talking about this two weeks from now, three weeks from now, fair game. But right now, yeah of course. He's a base-stealer and a fleet-footed center fielder, he needs his groin.”
Clay Buchholz has also missed some time as of late with what the team claims to be soreness in his shoulder from awkwardly sleeping on it. Buchholz is expected to return on Sunday to start against the Yankees, but there could still be potential for concern.
“Like Ellsbury, let's see how it plays out," Tomase said. "If he goes on to have a good season, who cares?”
Check out the video above to hear more from Tomase and Gary Tanguay on the Red Sox.