Jacoby Ellsbury, rehabbing with Pawtucket as he plays his way back from fractured ribs, could be patrolling the outfield grass in Fenway as soon as Tuesday, according to Gordon Edes (and his skills of deduction).
The most likely scenario? Give Ellsbury Monday off, make sure he's OK and activate him Tuesday, in time for the second game of the Indians series. Regular center fielder Mike Cameron has not played since Friday because of soreness resulting from his abdominal tear, the condition that has plagued him all season.
Ellsbury played back-to-back games over the weekend, getting two hits in both games. He has not appeared in a game for Boston since May 24, and has played a total of just nine games for the big league club in 2010.