Jacoby Ellsbury was examined by Dr. Lewis Yocum in Los Angeles on Tuesday, and according to Gordon Edes' report, the center fielder has another fractured rib, and will "probably" miss the rest of the 2010 season. Ellsbury re-injured himself in a collision with Rangers pitcher Tommy Hunter Friday night, and underwent an MRI and CT scan on Saturday.
He was placed on the disabled list for the third time this year on Sunday.
It is not immediately known if the rib injury in question is related to the five ribs Ellsbury broke when Adrian Beltre crashed into him back in April. Ellsbury has played in just 18 games this season, hitting .192.
Manager Terry Francona offered little detail regarding this new injury.
"Nothing official," he said. "I just talked to Dr. Tom Gill a minute ago. He said they're planning on talking tomorrow morning. I think Ells was grabbing the red-eye home. I think the plan was to meet with him tomorrow and get everybody involved and assess what the plan is. Nothing official tonight."