The illness that took Adrian Gonzalez out of the series finale against the Yankees keeps him out on Friday against the Rays.
Jacoby Ellsbury is "excited" to contribute to a team that was maddeningly inconsistent in his absence.
As expected, the Red Sox have activated center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, out since April 13 with a shoulder injury, from the disabled list prior to their game Friday night against the Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Mike from Attleboro on Larry Lucchino's letter: "If only your efforts to improve the team on the field matched your efforts off the field to shill and profit from it."
Red Sox team president and CEO Larry Lucchino, in an All-Star break letter to season-ticket holders, calls the team's play "maddening one day, enthralling the next day." The underachieving Sox are .500 at the break.