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Ellsbury relieved it wasn't more serious

Updated: April 12, 2010, 4:02 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

MINNEAPOLIS -- Boston Red Sox left fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was not in the lineup Monday against the Minnesota Twins after bruising his ribs in a collision with third baseman Adrian Beltre on Sunday in Kansas City.

With an off-day scheduled for Tuesday, manager Terry Francona thought it possible for Ellsbury to be back in the lineup on Wednesday, with the left fielder replaced by Jeremy Hermida in Monday's inaugural game at the Twins' Target Field.

Ellsbury wasn't as sure about ...

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